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ERIC Number: ED020229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Nov
Pages: 4
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ACCELERATION FOR THE OVERAGE POTENTIAL DROPOUT.
CHAMBERLIN, GORDON L.; CATTERALL, CALVIN D.
A GROUP OF 25 OVERAGE UNDERACHIEVING PUPILS WHO HAD REPEATED A GRADE AT LEAST ONCE COMPLETED BOTH THE SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE DURING AN EXPERIMENTAL 1 YEAR PROGRAM. RESULTS FROM THE METROPOLITAN ACHIEVEMENT TESTS (MAT) ADMINISTERED IN FEBRUARY AND JUNE OF THE EXPERIMENTAL YEAR REVEALED INCREASED MOTIVATION AND ACHIEVEMENT IN ALL BASIC SUBJECTS. HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS GAVE A "SATISFACTORY, GOOD, OR VERY GOOD" RATING TO 76 PERCENT OF THESE STUDENTS IN THEIR FRESHMAN YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL. SIXTY PERCENT RECEIVED THIS RATING IN THEIR JUNIOR YEAR. THREE STUDENTS EITHER FAILED OR DID POORLY IN THE NINTH GRADE. THESE THREE FAILURES MIGHT HAVE BEEN PREDICTED ON THE BASIS OF THE MAT SCORES. THE RESULTS INDICATED THAT A MOTIVATING CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT AND PLACEMENT WITH SIMILARLY OVERAGE PUPILS BENEFITED MOST STUDENTS IN THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP. SUCH A PROGRAM ALSO SAVED THE SCHOOL THE COST OF THESE YEARS OF SCHOOLING. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE "PHI DELTA KAPPAN," VOLUME 45, NUMBER 2, NOVEMBER 1963. (LB)
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Identifiers: METROPOLITAN ACHIEVEMENT TESTS