ERIC Number: ED032934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Early Training Project: A Seventh Year Report.
Gray, Susan W.; Klaus, Rupert A.
An intervention program was designed to study offsetting progressive school retardation of deprived children and the impact of the program on the community. This third report presents findings at the end of the fourth grade, 3 years after the experiment ceased. Subjects were 88 children, all Negro, and 27 of these served as a distal control group. Summer schools, home visitations, and weekly meetings recorded student and parent attitudes concerning achievement and aptitudes related to achievement. (Described in detail in an earlier report). The Binet IQ, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, and Metropolitan Achievement Test were administered in pre-, post-, and follow-up testing. Intervention caused a fairly sharp rise in Binet and PPVT scores at first; these leveled off, and gradually declined. Third year data indicated that differences between experimental and control children were significant on Binet IQ but not on the PPVT. Differences in achievement test scores were significant at the end of first grade but not at the end of fourth grade. It was found that younger siblings were also affected by the intervention programs used with mothers and subject children. (DR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Demonstration and Research Center for Early Education.
Identifiers: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale
Note: Major financial support for this study was received from the National Institute of Mental Health, under Mental Health Project Grant 5-R11-MH-765.