ERIC Number: ED026143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Preschool Program, 1966-67, Funded under ESEA Title I, P.L. 89-10.
Ireland, Vera M.; Cox, Frances M.
Research and Development Report (Atlanta Public Schools), v1 n1 Feb 1968
This project was funded under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The project's objectives included (1) providing experiences for 4-year-old children from families in low socioeconomic areas that would prepare the children to cope adequately with the regular school program; (2) developing a "Framework and Curriculum Objectives Outline for Prekindergarten"; and (3) providing training and consultative assistance to preschool teachers. For the purposes of this project, the 4-year-olds were organized into units of 20, each unit having a lead teacher, a teacher assistant, and a teacher aid. Preschool specialists worked with these teachers. In order to measure the effectiveness of the preschool program, the performances of the prekindergarten children on various tests were compared to the performance of Title I and non-Title I kindergarten children. The results of the testing and comparison showed that the prekindergarten children improved significantly in cognitive areas and language performance, and even frequently they compared favorably in performance to the kindergarten children. (WD)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test