ERIC Number: ED065170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
North Carolina State Supported Early Childhood Demonstration Centers' First Annual Evaluation 1969-70.
Learning Inst. of North Carolina, Durham.
The results of an evaluative study made of the 1969-70 North Carolina statewide kindergarten program for five-year-olds are presented. The subjects of the study were 317 children in eight early childhood demonstration centers (Experimental Group) and 52 children who did not attend kindergarten (Control Group). A pre-post test evaluation design was used. The tests used were Draw-a-Man, The Cooperative Preschool Inventory, and the TOBE tests of knowledge of concepts in the areas of language, mathematics, social studies, and science. Test data were analyzed by computation of means and standard deviations and t tests of the significance of differences and correlations. The study results showed that children made significant gains during the 5-month attendance at kindergarten and that test performances at the end of school were significantly higher than those of the control group. There was a strong relationship between test scores and socioeconomic data. Differences between boys and girls were seldom significant. Appendixes present the Classroom Behavior Inventory sample, Development of Short Form Home Information Scale, Draw-a-Man, Student Profile, Characteristics of Demonstration Center Programs, and a Map of Early Childhood Demonstration Centers (in North Carolina). (CK)
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Authoring Institution: Learning Inst. of North Carolina, Durham.
Identifiers: North Carolina