ERIC Number: ED037802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Interage Grouping on Achievement and Behavior. End of the Year Report. Experimental Program Number A-27-63.
Yerry, Marie J,; Henderson, Edward
The purpose of this study was to: (1) determine whether or not interage grouping of elementary students results in significant gains in achievement in reading, arithmetic, and English, (2) determine the degree of emotional security developing in interage classes, and (3) determine changes in social climate in interage classrooms. Approximately 500 students from two schools placed in interage classes grades 1-6, served as subjects. They were administered the California Achievement Tests, the Ohio Social Acceptance Scale, and the Sarason Anxiety Test. Results revealed that: (1) no significant differences in achievement gains occurred when comparisons were made for the experimental and control schools, (2) no significant differences occurred in any class, (3) no significant differences occurred in shifts of interpersonal choice levels, and (4) no significant differences between interage and control children in test responses to the Test Anxiety Scale occurred. Implications and limitations are discussed. (author/EK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Research.
Authoring Institution: Plainedge Public Schools, Bethpage, NY.