ERIC Number: ED035704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Written Composition of High School Students in Five College Discovery Centers in New York City. Research Report.
Adams, Ruth R.; Brody, Lawrence
An evaluation of compositions written by 375 disadvantaged high school sophomores from New York City showed that these students achieved Picture Story Language Test (PSLT) scores which were higher in productivity, lower on syntax quotient, and approximately equivalent on the abstract-concrete dimension, as compared with the population upon which the PSLT had been standardized. These disadvantaged students were part of the College Discovery and Development Program (CDDP). The appropriateness of the PLST norms for the CDDP population is problematical as the control sample was representational of 125 urban and suburban and middle-class and lower-class high school students, while the CDDP group were urban, impoverished, and primarily minority group students. However, the CDDP scores should be helpful to English teachers for diagnostic and corrective measures. (KG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Div. of Teacher Education.
Identifiers: College Discovery and Development Program; New York (New York); Picture Story Language Test