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ERIC Number: ED015777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug-1
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
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HEADSTART OPERATIONAL FIELD ANALYSIS. PROGRESS REPORT IV.
ALLERHAND, MELVIN E.
THIS REPORT IS THE FOURTH PROGRESS REPORT OF A STUDY OF HOW A PUPIL'S ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IS AFFECTED BY PARTICIPATING IN A PRESCHOOL HEADSTART PROGRAM. THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE HEADSTART GROUP IS BEING COMPARED WITH THE ACHIEVEMENT OF PUPILS WHO RECEIVED NO PRESCHOOL PROGRAM. THE PRESCHOOL INVENTORY TEST WAS USED TO MEASURE PUPIL ACHIEVEMENT IN 5 CONCEPT AREAS, (1) COLOR, (2) FORM, (3) GROUPING, (4) ORDERING, AND (5) TIME. IT WAS GIVEN AS A PRE-TEST AT THE BEGINNING OF KINDERGARTEN AND AS A POST-TEST AT THE END OF KINDERGARTEN. THE RESULTS SHOWED THAT BOTH HEADSTART AND NON-HEADSTART GROUPS ACHIEVED SIGNIFICANT ACADEMIC PROGRESS DURING KINDERGARTEN. THE HEADSTART GROUP SHOWED A GREATER GAIN WHICH, HOWEVER, WAS NOT SIGNIFICANT. IN ADDITION TO THE INVENTORY, A TEACHER AND AN OBSERVER RATED THE PUPILS AS TO GAIN, LOSS, OR NO-CHANGE IN DEMONSTRATED CONCEPT ABILITY DURING THE YEAR. NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES IN ATTAINMENT BETWEEN THE 2 GROUPS WERE FOUND WITH THE EXCEPTION THAT THE TEACHER FOUND A SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER GAIN IN GROUPING CONCEPT ABILITY BY THE HEADSTART GROUP. THE OBSERVER DID NOT FIND A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE. (WD)
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Authoring Institution: Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH.
Identifiers: Ohio (Cleveland); PROJECT HEADSTART