ERIC Number: ED338457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-15
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Scotts Bluff County Nebraska Juniors Educated in Class I Elementary Schools v. Juniors Educated in Class II or Class III Elementary Schools.
Van Boskirk, La Rita
In Nebraska, where nearly 70% of elementary school districts are rural, there is much debate about whether students from small rural schools have educational opportunities equal to those of students from town or city schools. This paper compares the performance, participation, and behavior of high school juniors who attended elementary schools in different types of school districts in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. Subjects were 26 juniors who had attended Grades K-8 in Class I elementary schools (those in a school district maintaining only elementary grades under the supervision of a single school board) and 26 juniors who attended elementary schools in unified school districts, matched for IQ scores. For each student, the high school principal or superintendent provided information on achievement test composite score, grade point average, participation and letter achievement in sports, participation and office holding in school organizations, attendance, and disciplinary referrals. T tests were conducted to compare the outcomes of the two groups. There was no significant difference between the two groups in any area investigated. The principal questionnaire is included. (SV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Nebraska (Scotts Bluff County)
Note: A Field Study for a Specialist Degree in Educational Administration, Kearney State College.