ERIC Number: ED189176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of Multiple Outcomes: An Evaluation Research Study of a Compensatory Early Childhood Program (Child Parent Centers and Child Parent Expansion Program).
Eash, Maurice J.; And Others
Child Parent Centers (CPC) have been established in selected disadvantaged areas to provide systematic educational experiences for preschool children as young as three years of age. This study provides an update on the current state of the CPC and its latest adaption, the Child Parent Expansion (CPX) Program. A three-year, longitudinal evaluation was designed. This paper reports on the first year of the evaluation, and involves the comparison of five and eight-year-olds, to controls on measures of reading and mathematics achievement, locus of control, parent interview-based measures of home educational environment, school attendance, number of siblings, and birth order. The major findings concern the effects on achievement of the CPC treatment as compared to the regular school experience for the two age groups. Short-and long-term effects of participation on the quality of home environment are shown, and home environment was found to be significantly related to achievement. Implications are drawn concerning CPC program development and program policy, as well as the conduct of evaluation studies. (Author/GSK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Child Parent Expansion Program; Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Parent Child Centers
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).