ERIC Number: ED021702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun-1
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Forecasting Academic Status.
Wolf, Richard M.
A manual for forecasting the level of achievement students are likely to attain unless special help is provided was developed for third-grade teachers as a result of a study which showed a sufficiently high relationship between achievement at the beginning of third grade and at the beginning of sixth grade. In this study, the achievement scores in reading vocabulary, reading comprehension, arithmetic fundamentals, and arithmetic reasoning for about 700 students in beginning third grade and beginning sixth grade in two California school districts were collected. Electronic computers and stepwise multiple regression procedures were used to analyze the data for each student. The sixth-grade performance in one of the four areas was used as the criterion variable, and the third-grade variables were used as the predictors. Results prescribe using the data in beginning third grade for predicting academic status in sixth grade. The manual developed illustrates how this is done. Sample forms for forecasting achievement in each of the four areas are included. The manual is being used in the participating elementary schools; plans for followup studies have been made. (NS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Arithmetic, Grade 3, Grade 6, Guides, Learning Problems, Prediction, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary
Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, 11300 La Cienega Blvd., Inglewood, Calif. 90304.
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Educational Lab., Inglewood, CA.