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ERIC Number: ED014328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep-22
Pages: 27
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Reference Count: 0
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SUMMARY REPORT OF A STUDY OF THE FULL-YEAR 1966 HEAD START PROGRAMS.
Planning Research Corp., Washington, DC.
THIS SUMMARY OF SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS IS FROM A MAJOR REPORT TITLED "A STUDY OF THE FULL-YEAR 1966 HEAD START PROGRAMS." THE STUDY WAS DONE TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE PERFORMANCE OF CHILDREN ON FIVE TESTS AND RATING SCALES IS RELATED TO THE LENGTH OF THE 1966 FULL-YEAR PROGRAM WHICH THEY ATTENDED. FULL-YEAR PROGRAMS WERE CLASSED AS SHORT TERM FOR 15 WEEKS, OR LESS, MEDIUM TERM FOR 17 TO 23 WEEKS, AND LONG TERM FOR 25 WEEKS OR MORE. NINETEEN TESTERS WHO FULFILLED SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS WERE CHOSEN TO ADMINISTER THE TESTS. IN ALL, 964 CHILDREN IN 72 CENTERS WERE TESTED. TESTS AND SCALES USED AND BRIEFLY DISCUSSED WERE THE PEABODY PICTURE VOCABULARY TEST, THE REVISED PRE-SCHOOL INVENTORY, THE BEHAVIOR INVENTORY, THE VINELAND SOCIAL MATURITY SCALE, AND THE DRAW-A-PERSON TEST. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE REGARDING THE USE OF THESE TESTS. FROM ANALYSIS OF TEST SCORES IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THERE WAS NO RELIABLE EVIDENCE OF AN AVERAGE DIFFERENCE IN PERFORMANCE RELATED TO LENGTH OF PROGRAM ATTENDANCE. SOME UNRESOLVED QUESTIONS RAISED BY THE STUDY ARE GIVEN. EVIDENCE INDICATES A NEED FOR THE SPELLING OUT OF SPECIFIC GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR HEAD START PROGRAMS. (INCLUDES A COMMENTARY ON THIS REPORT BY JOHN MCDAVID.) (EF)
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Authoring Institution: Planning Research Corp., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; PROJECT HEADSTART