ERIC Number: ED021899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
A Statistical Evaluation of the Educational Improvement of the Philadelphia Board of Education for the School Year, 1965-66. Part A (and) Part B.
Kress, Roy A.; Johnson, Majorie S.
The first section of this report describes certain educational characteristics of the children in grades 1 to 3 who participated in the Educational Improvement Program (EIP). Specifically discussed are the children's intelligence and reading achievement and the program's educational setting, instructional materials, and staff. Data are given to indicate the children's performance on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale and on the Philadelphia Verbal Abilities Test. The second section of the report contains an evaluation of the comparative achievement of two EIP groups and a non-EIP control group. Children in the first (1963-64) EIP group showed achievement superior to that of control group children in reading, arithmetic, and spelling. However, this group was still below grade level for the national average at the end of the program's third year. The second EIP group (1964-65) showed greater positive IQ change than the controls. The second EIP group surpassed the first group in arithmetic scores at the end of the second year. Results suggest that EIP did improve education, though not continuously. It is felt that the results might have been more continuous if the original criteria for staff had been met. (AF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Philadelphia Board of Education, PA.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Philadelphia Verbal Abilities Test; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children