ERIC Number: ED252522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Relationships between Area Per Capita Personal Income and Basic Skills Scores of Teacher Education Students.
A study examined relationships among per capita personal income (and by inference, socioeconomic status) of various area development districts of Kentucky and student performance on basic skills tests. The students tested were admitted to the teacher education program at Eastern Kentucky University in 1983-84. The hypothesis tested was: There is no significant difference between the average per capita personal income and basic skills scores of teacher education students. Comparisons were made on scores of students from eight low income areas and scores of all teacher education candidates in the following tested areas: reading vocabulary, reading comprehension, mathematics, and English (grammar). No significant differences were found between the average per capita income and basic skills subscores of the students tested. It was concluded that adequately prepared teacher education candidates are attracted from all geographical areas. Score results are presented in tables, and the conclusions are analyzed. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (13th, New Orleans, LA, November 13-15, 1984).