ERIC Number: ED190235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Follow-Up Study. Part 2 of Section II of the Final Report on the U.W.O. Preschool Project.
Wright, Mary J.
Follow-up comparisons were made of the intellectual, cognitive, academic and social performances of three groups of low-income children in kindergarten through fifth grade who differed in the amount of preschool education they had experienced. Children in Groups A and B had been enrolled in the University of Western Ontario Laboratory Preschool Program for 2 years and 1 year, respectively. Children in Group C had no preschool experience. The academic achievement of Groups A and B, as measured by forms of the Stanford Early School Achievement tests and teachers' reports, was superior to that of Group C. At all primary levels studied, children in Groups A and B maintained intellectual levels attained in preschool, with Group A scoring higher than Group B. Incidence of grade failure in Group C was three times that in Group A and more than twice that in Group B. Eighty-six percent of Group A, 83% of Group B and 60% of Group C were at grade level at the end of the study. In general, while children in Group C made cognitive gains in kindergarten and first grade, IQ differences between Groups A and C and between Groups B and C remained. Trends in the data suggested that the behavior of the children with two years of preschool experience was more acceptable to teachers than that of the other two groups. (Author/SS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of National Health and Welfare, Ottawa (Ontario).; Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: University of Western Ontario, London. Dept. of Psychology.
Identifiers: University of Western Ontario Preschool Program
Note: Research Bulletin #499. For Final Report, Part I see ED 162 736.