ERIC Number: ED060958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: 0
North Carolina State Supported Early Childhood Demonstration Centers. Second Annual Evaluation: 1970-1971.
Learning Inst. of North Carolina, Durham.
The second year of a state supported early childhood education program was evaluated, using a pre-post evaluation design involving experimental and control groups. An Early Childhood Assessment Battery was administered to 720 five-year-olds enrolled in the kindergarten program by their teachers. The control group (178) were tested locally. Results include: (1) The steadiness of the trends in non-cognitive areas from the beginning to the end of the year, and from one year to the next, gives confidence that the Classroom Behavior Inventory is a means for measuring non-cognitive aspects of children's school experiences; (2) Helping increase children's behavior in the areas of the positive behavior traits--and decrease the negative--has a positive effect upon cognitive performances; (3) In cognitive changes, the experimental group exceeded the control group in absolute scores on every test; (4) All children who attended kindergarten the year before are maintaining a reasonable average with respect to national norms; and (5) The children who had attended kindergarten the year before continued to make substantial gains between the beginning and ending of first grade on all measures. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Change, Child Development, Cognitive Processes, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Demonstration Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Programs, Experimental Groups, Financial Support, Intellectual Development, Kindergarten Children, Learning Activities, Measurement Instruments, Preschool Children, Program Evaluation, Self Concept, State Programs, Test Results
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Learning Inst. of North Carolina, Durham.
Identifiers: Classroom Behavior Inventory (Schaefer et al); Early Childhood Assessment Battery; North Carolina