ERIC Number: ED030134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Educational Achievement Prior to and During High School.
Patton, Michael J.
A multivariate analysis of variance was conducted on student achievement, scholastic ability, and socioeconomic status scores. 1,345 boys and 1,607 girls were evaluated in grade 7, in grade 9, and again in grade 11. The measure of achievement was the Sequential Tests of Educational Progress, (STEP). Ability was measured by the School and College Ability Test (SCAT). The socioeconomic status (SES) measure was derived from several items in a background and experience questionnaire. A three factorial design was used in which 18 high schools, 5 curriculum groups, and the two sexes formed the design parameters. Dependent variables included 6 STEP, 2 SCAT, and an SES score. Results were used to establish a performance baseline with grade 7 data, and an indication of change at grades 9 and 11 by observing through the use of covariance control, what new differences or performance attributes were not predictable from grade 7 data. Sizeable and important differences were found among students betinning at grade 7 and these are usefully descriptive of their ongoing educational achievement and scholastic ability. The intellectual growth of students in non-academic programs was less general and much lower than that of students in academic programs. (PS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, California, August 30--September 3, 1968.