ERIC Number: ED048392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Resume of the Findings of the Follow Through Project Evaluation, 1969-70.
This report summarizes the findings of the 1969-70 evaluation of Project Follow Through in Wichita, Kansas. In the first year of the program, 186 Head Start graduates were bused from low income residential areas to four elementary schools located on the periphery of the city. The receiving schools varied in socioeconomic status of pupils from middle class to working class. The 1969-70 school year completed the second year of Wichita's Follow Through Project. Students were evaluated by questionnaires given to teachers; in addition, to measure pupil adjustment and achievement, tests such as the Cognitive Abilities Test, the California Test of Personality, and the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities were given. Parent participation was encouraged. The results of the Cognitive Abilities Test indicate that though Follow Through students scored higher than Head Start students at pretest, by post test there were no significant differences; both groups, however, made significant gains. In the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities, the experimental Follow Through students, after two years, scored significantly higher than control groups. It is held that the program had some good results. (Author/JW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wichita Unified School District 259, KS.
Identifiers: Kansas; Project Follow Through; Wichita Public Schools KS