ERIC Number: ED047795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug-31
Reference Count: 0
Curricular Intervention in Language Arts Readiness for Head Start Children. Tulane University, Head Start Evaluation and Research Center, 1968-1969 Intervention Report. Supplement to the Annual Report to the Office of Economic Opportunity.
Jones, Shuell H.
In a previous study, (ED 038 175) Mississippi children, who were a year younger (3 1/2 to 4 1/2) than Alabama children, had scored higher than the Alabama children on posttesting. This supplementary report gives the results of further investigation of this finding. Explanations may be: (1) the younger children began with higher IQ scores; (2) more than eight times as many children in Alabama live with families receiving welfare; and (3) more Alabama children have no adult male residing in the home. Supplemental data in tabular form include: standard deviations of pretest and posttest means, age means and standard deviations, time interval in weeks, previous Head Start experience, tester reliability, age range and analyses of correlation of IQ to family status. Whether these factors have played a part in the phenomenon studied is actually unknown. Further investigation is needed. (Author/AJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tulane Univ., New Orleans, LA. Head Start Evaluation and Research Center.
Identifiers: Alabama; Mississippi; PROJECT HEAD START
Note: ED 038 175 is the complete annual report, "Curricular Intervention in Language Arts Readiness for Head Start Children."