ERIC Number: ED037496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Study of Achievement in Reading of Pupils Transferred from Schools 15 and 37 to Peripheral Schools to Eliminate Overcrowding, to Abandon an Obsolete School, and to Achieve a More Desirable Racial Balance in City Schools.
Buffalo Public Schools, NY.
Three hundred and fifty Buffalo public school second graders, most of whom were Negro, were transferred in spring, 1966 from an inner-city school to schools 90 percent or more white. Two hundred and ten second graders, mostly Negro, were transferred from an adjacent inner-city school to five other peripheral schools. A comparison was made of the pre- and post-transfer scores on the Paragraph Meaning and Word Meaning sections of the Stanford Achievement Test obtained from a sample of 54 transfer students and 60 students not transferred and therefore still in an inner-city school. Pupils who were transferred from the inner-city school to peripheral schools show significantly greater gains when they are compared with pupils who remained in inner-city schools. Further, teacher evaluation of achievement and adjustment to school and classroom procedures on the part of all pupils, grades one through six, who were bussed from the inner-city, show significant positive change. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Buffalo Public Schools, NY.
Identifiers: New York (Buffalo); Stanford Achievement Tests
Note: Report of the Board Meeting, Buffalo Public Schools, N.Y., March 22, 1967