ERIC Number: ED244981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation of the Early Prevention of School Failure Program for Kindergarten Students.
Patrick, Allison H.; And Others
The Early Prevention of School Failure Program (EPSF) was initiated in Peotone, Illinois, in 1971. The stated purpose was to prevent school failure through early identification and remediation of developmental learning deficiencies in four- to six-year-old children. The project components were team screening, team conference, education planning, modality instruction, student's progress evaluation, and parental involvement. These components were instrumental in achieving the program's objective. This paper reports on the methods and results of four types of evaluations: meta-evaluation, ex post facto evaluation, process evaluation, and product evaluation. The tests and screening instruments utilized by the program (the Preschool Language Scale, Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Draw a Person Test, Revised Motor Activity Scale, Metropolitan Readiness Test, and California Achievement Test) are described. The qualitative and quantitative evaluations of the program are summarized. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Early Prevention of School Failure
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).