ERIC Number: ED366939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Effect of a Child's Age at School Entrance on Reading Readiness and Achievement Test Scores.
A study was conducted to determine whether or not a child who is older when entering school performs better on reading readiness and achievement tests than a younger child. Two samples of second grade students from a middle class community in Bloomfield, New Jersey, were established by examining the ages of all the children in the cohort. Sample A consisted of 16 students who entered kindergarten between the ages of 4 years 11 months and 5 years 4 months (younger students), and Sample B was made up of 18 students who were between the ages of 5 years 5 months and 6 years 1 month when entering kindergarten (older students). Scores from the Metropolitan Reading Readiness Tests and the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills were examined. Results indicated no significant difference between the samples in reading test scores as a result of chronological age. Two tables of data are included. Contains 24 references. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bloomfield Public Schools NJ; Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Metropolitan Achievement Tests
Note: M.A. Thesis, Kean College.