ERIC Number: ED205587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
Project Talent Data Base Maintenance. Final Report.
Clemans, William V.
Data on the characteristics of 375,000 men and women who were in high school in 1960, and follow-up data on their education, career and personal experiences through age 29, form the basis of the longitudinal study Project TALENT. Outlined in the first part of this report are the Project's activities and accomplishments in their efforts to realize the following goals: maintenance and enhancement of data bank capabilities; maintenance of data tape quality; maintenance of current addresses; analysis of differential school effects; and the dissemination of analysis results and other project activities. The second portion of the report consists of a research paper which uses test results from a subset of 7,200 Project TALENT subjects, taken when they were in the 9th and 12th grades, to examine differences between high schools in students' educational aspirations and cognitive score gains in various subjects. Significant differences were found in all subject areas and in educational aspirations. It is reported that school differences accounted for a moderate portion of total variance in 12th grade scores; but it is also stated that school effects may be more closely attributed to departmental, rather than general school characteristics. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers: Project TALENT
Note: This report includes a paper entitled, "The Effects of School Quality on Students' Knowledge and Skills", presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 18, 1979).