ERIC Number: ED069435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of the Effects of a Diagnostic Prescriptive Kindergarten Program on the Predicted Reading Levels of Children Identified as Potential Reading Failures. Final Report.
Stank, Peggy L.; Hayes, Robert B.
An experimental design with experimental and control groups was used to evaluate the effect of a diagnostic structured kindergarten program upon the predicted reading levels of low income area children. The effect was compared with the effect of the traditional kindergarten program. The effects of the two curricula upon the total group of children in each curriculum, and upon the subgroups of Predicted Reading Level-Failure children were compared. The Jansky Predictive Index of Reading Performance was used as a criterion measure, and the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities was used for diagnosis. The data analyses showed the diagnostic program to be superior to the traditional curriculum in raising predicted reading levels of the total groups of children and the Predicted Reading Level-Failure subgroups. (Author/RG)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
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