ERIC Number: ED070530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
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Summary of 1968 - 1969 Data. Progress Report No. 4.
Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Head Start Evaluation and Research Center.
This progress report of the Head Start program in three sample communities in Kansas--Kansas City, Topeka, and Lawrence--contains 1968-1969 data. There are 11 classes in the sample, with 137 eligible children (68 females and 69 males; 81 Negroes; 15 Mexican American, 40 Caucasian, and 1 Other); 46 of the children were under 48 months; 48 were 49 to 53 months; 36 were 54-58 months; and 7 were 59 months and over. Statistical analyses of common core instruments (Stanford Binet, Gumgookie, PSI, Animal House) are presented in tables. Pearson correlations for the total sample given all four pre- and post-test measures are provided, as is an analysis of factors affecting pre-Binet test performance. In addition, an Estimate of Child's Standing in Class upon School Entrance, Parent Opinions, and an Educational Attitude Survey are tabulated. Guidelines are given for evaluating Head Start children. Steps used to train and develop the evaluation staff are outlined. The final section of the document is a critique of the evaluation instruments used in the program. (DB)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Educational Testing, Ethnic Distribution, Measurement Instruments, Parent Attitudes, Preschool Children, Preschool Tests, Program Evaluation, Staff Orientation, Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, Test Results, Testing, Tests
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Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Head Start Evaluation and Research Center.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Preschool Inventory; Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale