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ERIC Number: ED015217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep-1
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE CHANGES IN PSYCHOLINGUISTIC FUNCTIONING OF CHILDREN AFTER ONE YEAR IN AN "INTEGRATED" SCHOOL.
BARRITT, LOREN S.; AND OTHERS
A STUDY WAS CONDUCTED TO ASSESS THE CHANGES IN THE PSYCHOLINGUISTIC FUNCTIONING OF NEGRO AND WHITE KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST-GRADE PUPILS ONE YEAR AFTER THE INTEGRATION OF SIX SUBURBAN SCHOOLS. THE ILLINOIS TEST OF PSYCHOLINGUISTIC ABILITY WAS ADMINISTERED BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL REASSIGNMENT TO PUPILS IN (1) THE PREDOMINANTLY NEGRO URBAN SENDING SCHOOL, (2) THE PARTIALLY NEGRO (50 PERCENT) NON-SENDING COMPARISON SCHOOL IN THE SAME AREA, AND (3) THE SUBURBAN RECEIVING SCHOOLS. IT WAS FOUND THAT THE REASSIGNMENT PROGRAM HAD NO NOTICEABLE EFFECT ON THE SENDING SCHOOL PUPILS, WHO CONTINUED AS BEFORE TO SCORE LOWER THAN THEIR SUBURBAN COUNTERPARTS. HOWEVER, THE PROGRAM SEEMED TO HAVE NO NEGATIVE EFFECT ON THE LANGUAGE PERFORMANCE OF CHILDREN FROM EITHER THE SENDING OR RECEIVING SCHOOLS. CHILDREN ORIGINALLY IN THE RECEIVING SCHOOLS MAINTAINED AND EVEN IMPROVED THEIR PERFORMANCE LEVEL ON THE LANGUAGE SCALES. SPECIFICALLY, THE AVERAGE GAIN IN RAW SCORE POINTS ACROSS ALL THE TEST SUBSCALES WAS PLUS 2.9 FOR THE CHILDREN FROM THE SENDING SCHOOL GROUP, PLUS 2.8 FOR THE COMPARISON SCHOOL GROUP, AND PLUS 3.7 FOR THE RECEIVING SCHOOLS GROUP. THE GREATEST GAIN FOR THE SENDING SCHOOL GROUP WAS 4.4 POINTS ON THE AUDITORY DECODING SUBSCALE. THE COMPARISON AND THE RECEIVING SCHOOLS GROUPS BOTH GAINED MOST ON THE MOTOR ENCODING SUBTEST, 4.1 AND 8.3 RAW SCORE POINTS RESPECTIVELY. TABLES ARE APPENDED. (LB)
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Identifiers: Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities