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ERIC Number: ED173440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Application of USOE Models A, B, & C to a Title I Early Childhood Program.
Loveridge, Robert L.; Carapella, Ruth
Kindergarten pupils enrolled in Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I schools were selected for the Kindergarten Extended Day (KED) Program if they showed marked underachievement on the Cooperative Preschool Inventory (CPI). KED students attended kindergarten for an additional half day. Since previous evaluations of KED may have had problems in their research design, this evaluation used and compared six of the Office of Education Title I evaluation models. The following comparisons were made, using transformed data from the CPI, Basic School Skills Inventory (BSSI), and the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS)--including Visual and Auditory Discrimination and Mathematics subtests: (1) Model A comparison of normal curve equivalent gains on BSSI for KED participants; (2) Model C, using CTBS subtests as criterion variables and CPI as the selection instrument; (3) modified Model B, using BSSI and CTBS posttest scores and CPI selection scores; (4) alternative Model B, using CPI selection scores as a covariate; (5) Model C evaluations using KED participants as in (3); and (6) Model A evaluation as in (3). Results indicated that substantially different results were produced from one model to another. Six recommendations were made regarding program evaluation models. (GDC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Kindergarten Extended Day Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (63rd, San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)