ERIC Number: ED164573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Post-Program Achievement of Prekindergarten Children in Philadelphia: Quasi-Longitudinal Data. 1974-1975 Through 1976-1977. Report #7901.
Data are reported on the performance of the total available prekindergarten population affiliated with the School District of Philadelphia as its "graduates" proceeded through the school years. The report covers three cohorts--those entering kindergarten in the fall of 1974, 1975, and 1976--from the two major prekindergarten programs in the city for which data were available back to September, 1974. This report provides three years of information on kindergarten performance, two years on first grade performance, and one year on second grade performance. Compared to total city performance, prekindergarten experience generally produced higher reading and mathematics achievement. The data, however, did not support a differential effect for a specific type of prekindergarten experience. Follow Through experience following prekindergarten had a consistently positive effect on mathematics performance. Of the original Follow Through programs, the Behavior Analysis model, combined with prekindergarten experience, resulted in higher achievement than any other model. This group's performance also exceeded three fourths of the non-Follow Through comparison groups. It was also found that low absence while in Follow Through enhanced the performance of children with prekindergarten experience. (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Philadelphia School District PA; Project Follow Through; Project Head Start
Note: For related document, see TM 007 721