ERIC Number: ED035714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Follow-up Study of the Effects of a Language Stimulation Program upon Negro Educationally Disadvantaged First Grade Children. Final Report.
Carter, John L.
Thirty-two pairs of disadvantaged Negro first grade children were matched on mental age (M.A.), chronological age (C.A.), intelligence quotient (I.Q.), and language age (L.A.). One of each pair was randomly assigned to be the experimental group, while the other formed the matched pair of the control group. A language stimulation program consisting of one hour per day for a twelve week period was administered to the experimental group. A post-test was administered immediately following termination of treatment, 80 weeks after, and 124 weeks after. The immediate gains in I.Q., M.A., and L.A. were maintained. Although there were no differences in reading immediately following treatment, differences were present at both 80 and 124 weeks later. It appears that, due to language treatment, the experimental group made significant gains and maintained them, developing parallel to the control group and always ahead. (RJ)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Age Groups, Black Students, Control Groups, Educationally Disadvantaged, Experimental Groups, Grade 1, Group Testing, Intelligence Quotient, Intelligence Tests, Language Programs, Language Tests, Pretests Posttests, Psychological Testing, Reading Ability, Test Results
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Houston Univ., TX.
Identifiers: California Short Form Test of Mental Maturity; Durrell Analysis of Reading Difficulty; Full Range Picture Vocabulary Test (Ammons); Lee Clark Reading Test; Peabody Language Development Kits