ERIC Number: ED181064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Follow-up Testing Study. 1977-1978. Final Report.
Brady, Mary Ella; And Others
The current study is an extension fo the Instructional Dimensions Study (IDS), part of a comprehensive study of compensatory education programs. This study had two purposes: (1) to investigate achievement changes over the summer of 1977 and during the 1978 calendar year for IDS students, and (2) to compare summer gains of compensatory and non-compensatory education students. The sample population consisted of students in first-grade reading and mathematics and third-grade reading and mathematics. Students took a standardized achievement test, 12 months after the IDS pretest. Achievement level changes over the three time periods were examined--school year, summer months, and calendar year. Results indicated significant gains over the school year and no loss of achievement over the summer. Although two of the compensatory education samples gained one or two months over the summer, no sample met the expected three-month gain for this period. Calendar year gains were generally one to two months greater than expected. Statistical analysis revealed no general significant differences between compensatory and non-compensatory groups. (Author/MH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Educational Equity Group. Compensatory Education Div.
Authoring Institution: Kirschner Associates, Inc., Albuquerque, NM.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Follow Up Testing Study; Instructional Dimensions Study
Note: Tables in Appendix E are marginally legible