ERIC Number: ED175901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Multivariate Analysis of Child Achievement Data in the Parent Education Follow Through Program.
Revicki, Dennis; And Others
A prior national evaluation suggested that children enrolled in the Parent Education Follow Through Program performed equal to or better than non-Follow Through children on several achievement subtests. The present study involved multivariate analysis of first through third grade achievement data in three Parent Follow Through communities. The three communities were a large southwestern urban area, a large southern urban area, and a small midwestern city. Two groups of children were included from each community: Parent Education children and comparison, or Non-Parent-Education children. The evaluation findings supported and elaborated the results of prior external evaluations of the programs. For the most part, the Parent Education groups performed equal to or better than the comparison groups on measures of reading and mathematics achievement. In the smaller midwestern community, difference did favor the comparison group, but it could be demonstrated that this was due to the unavailability of an appropriate comparison group. In addition, there was some indication that achievement test scores of program children in this community converged on those of the more advantaged comparison children by third grade. The authors concluded with a suggestion that multiple evaluation techniques be utilized to accurately assess such program outcomes. (Author/RD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.
Identifiers: Parent Educator Program; Project Follow Through
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (63rd, San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)