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ERIC Number: ED333973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Carolina Abecedarian Project.
Campbell, Frances A.; Ramey, Craig T.
A follow-up study of participants in the Carolina Abecedarian Project (CAP) was conducted for the purpose of assessing the long-term efficacy of the preschool intervention. The CAP was a longitudinal study designed to determine the extent to which intensive educational intervention begun in early infancy could prevent developmental retardation and academic failure in children from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. The follow-up study was conducted four years after intervention had ended, when subjects had completed seven years in public school and were about 12 years old. In total, 90 of the 93 subjects who took part in the earlier phases of intervention were available for follow-up testing. Standardized tests of intellectual ability and academic achievement were individually administered to all subjects in the summer after their seventh school year by examiners who were unaware of the students' intervention history. Findings on the long-range outcomes of the preschool intervention are reported and discussed. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Carolina Abecedarian Project NC
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Seattle, WA, April 18-20, 1991).