ERIC Number: ED045282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Achievement Profiles of Native Ninth Graders.
The study was conducted among secondary schools in Alaskan communities where large numbers of rural native students are enrolled through the Boarding Home Program. It was assumed that village teachers often did not send student records which would have provided a basis for placing students in appropriate academic programs. It was believed that, without past achievement records, native students were often placed in lower-achievement-level classes. The group tested in the study consisted of 68 native ninth graders of Eskimo, Aleut, and Athabascan origin. It was thought that many of the rural native students were capable of more advanced academic work, according to their achievement test profile analysis, upon entering the ninth grade. It was concluded that the students achieved high scores on a relatively less culturally biased abstract reasoning test and that these students had the potential to do well in academic work. It was suggested that teachers should take more care to base their expectations on the capabilities of individual rural native students and not on stereotypes about the group as a whole. Table of statistics are appended. (EL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Higher Education Research.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Inst. of Social, Economic, and Government Research.