ERIC Number: ED027954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
[Achievement Test Correlation Study: Survey of 40 Children.]
Smith, William F.
A comprehensive profile of 40 Title I children from a Chattanooga school was obtained by parent and child interviews. The profile was part of a clinical evaluation in the "East Fifth Street Middle School Special Study." Although some findings were unique for each child, some occurred in the history of several children. Generally, the Title I children lacked previous group experiences; that is, at the time they entered public school, they had not participated in kindergarten, nursery school, or any other preschool program. Many of the children had physical or emotional problems. The children tended to live in marginal or substandard housing in rapidly deteriorating neighborhoods. The measured intelligence of the children was below average, and their school performance was poor. The family relationships of the children were disrupted by poverty, lack of education of parents, and broken-home situations. It was concluded, however, that such pupils can be marginal achievers if given adequate counseling, experiences, and training. An appendix reports the results of a Title I survey, an achievement test correlation study. (WD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chattanooga Public Schools, TN.
Identifiers: California Achievement Tests; California Test Of Mental Maturity