ERIC Number: ED070000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Evaluation of Potential for Change in Junior High Age Youth from American Indian, Mexican and Anglo Ethnic Backgrounds.
Mason, Evelyn P.; Locasso, Richard M.
Participants from American Indian, Mexican, and Anglo backgrounds took part in a six-week, innovative summer residence program of educational remediation and acceleration for junior high students. The participants were selected from junior high teachers', counselors', and school administrators' nominations of those students who best met the criteria of academic potential for at least high school completion, achievement below potential and evidence of sociocultural deficit. The results showed improved academic achievement, as measured by the California Achievement Test, some improvement in non-language skills as measured by the California Test of Mental Maturity, and improved evaluations of self-worth as measured by the California Psychological Inventory. Evidence of slightly greater improvement among female participants was found but the superior performance for Anglos with Indians consistently lower which was noted in the original testing persisted over time. (Author)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Achievement Tests; California Psychological Inventory; California Test of Mental Maturity