ERIC Number: ED195990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Identifying Variables Associated with First Grade Reading Gain. PREPS Research Project, 1978-79.
Abram, Marie J.; Cobb, Robert A.
A study investigated whether various home and school factors were related to first grade reading gain. Parents of all second grade students in a school district were asked to complete questionnaires eliciting the number of persons living in the household, the strictness of parental discipline, number of hours spent reading to the child each week, number of classroom visits, number of hours the child spent watching television each week, the child's bedtime, the child's preschool and kindergarten attendance, and the number of parent-teacher conferences held during the first grade year. School records were used to determine the child's absenteeism in first grade, the number of students in the first grade class, the child's free-lunch status, and pretest and posttest reading scores in first grade. Analyses revealed that students with larger learning gains tended to be absent less frequently than other students, that children attending preschool made larger learning gains than other students, and that larger learning gains were associated with a greater number of younger brothers and sisters. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green. Coll. of Education.