ERIC Number: ED045765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
North Carolina Advancement School. An Interim Research Report, Summer 1970.
North Carolina Advancement School, Winston-Salem.
The North Carolina Advancement School treats underachievement by attempting to improve the status of the psychological factors underlying it. It is held that one of the major problems with the study of underachievement has been its isolation from average achievers. To compensate, the Achievement School has collected comparable data during 1969-70 academic year on 1200 children representing the average school population of North Carolina. Data were collected on achievement, behavior, self concept, attitudes towards school and school related activities, and the acceptance of responsibility for one's own behavior. Preliminary analysis of data for sixth-graders showed that on all variables underachievers are well below the normative group before treatment. After a four month period of treatment, underachievers approached the norm on all variables and in some instances exceeded the norm group. Presently, all data are undergoing sophisticated analysis. Several follow-up studies are also in progress. For related reports see UD 011 076-080. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Advancement School, Winston-Salem.
Identifiers: North Carolina Advancement School; North Carolina (Winston Salem)