ERIC Number: ED045202
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
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Preliminary Analysis on Kindergarten and First Grade Follow Through Test Results for 1968-69.
Rayder, Nicholas F.; And Others
This paper is a preliminary report of objective test results made by approximately 300 poor and 100 non-poor kindergarten children and by 417 first grade children during 1968-1969. Tests administered to the kindergarten classes in the fall of 1968 and again in the spring of 1969 were: short-form Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI), Caldwell Preschool Inventory (PSI), Innovative Behavior Test (IB), and Categories Test (C). The Metropolitan Readiness Test was administered in pre-post fashion to the first grade classes. The test results were used to measure changes in a child's intellectual ability as a result of one year's schooling in a Responsive Follow Through classroom. Except for four instances, average tests scores made by groups of both poor and non-poor kindergarten Follow Through children increased for all tests in every community. That is, over the seven to nine month time period, kindergarten children in all communities increased in intelligence, the ability to form concepts, the ability to solve problems and the ability to categorize. Results for first grade children were also encouraging. There were considerable increases in Metropolitan test scores for both first grade communities from the beginning to the end of the school year. (Author/NH)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Educational Labs.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.