ERIC Number: ED029368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Ungraded Program at the Powel Elementary School.
Brown, Edward K.; Theimer, William C., Jr.
In 1966, Powel Elementary School initiated an ungraded system to discover if this program would meet the needs of its students and community. In 1967-68, an evaluation of this ungraded program was made to determine if the reading and arithmetic performance levels of the students at Powel were higher than those of a matched graded school. An evaluation of pertinent school summaries and testing program results was conducted to identify a graded elementary school which would closely match the student population at Powel. Powel and the control school were matched on teacher-pupil ratio; EIP status; academic performance in school years 2, 4, and 6; and socioeconomic status. The results showed that the ungraded organization produced greater total school achievement. Within-year comparisons revealed that at year 6, students in the ungraded program achieved more than their counterparts in the graded school, while at year 4 the above average students in the ungraded program achieved less than the average students in the graded school. An ungraded program, therefore, might not be advantageous at all elementary school levels, but does appear to be suitable for students in the upper elementary years with above average abilities. (Author/HW)
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Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)