ERIC Number: ED039673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Reference Count: 0
Saturday Seminars at State University College of Education, Oneonta, New York. Research Report.
State Univ. of New York, Oneonta. Coll. at Oneonta.
Gifted students from 24 rural high schools attended Saturday seminars at a state university. Scores on the Sequential Tests of Educational Progress indicated that many equally able students were not participating; questionnaires revealed that participants often held different college plans and social values. Over half of the nonparticipants gave work as a reason; over a fourth said they would attend if asked. According to guidance counselors, poor achievement was a frequent reason for nonparticipation; also, different selection criteria at the 24 schools apparently had a function. Followup of the participants showed 94% of the girls and 98% of the boys entered college; 96% completed the first semester; and 82% had grade averages above 2.00. (JD)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Research.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Oneonta. Coll. at Oneonta.