ERIC Number: ED072881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964-Dec
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Differences in Academic Capability Between Rural Youth Planning and Not Planning to Go to College.
Lindstrom, David E.
The results of analyses of college-bound versus non-college-bound rural youth on tests and personal data available on the IBM cards in the Office of High School Testing at the University of Illinois are presented in this report on the second part of a 3-part study on the educational needs of rural youth. The data on IBM cards for 2,326 juniors and seniors in 24 high schools in 8 widely separated Illinois counties--Carroll, Mercer, Marshall, Moultrie, Calhoun, Franklin, Alexander, and Pulaski--were analyzed. The analysis was limited to test scores on abstract reasoning, verbal reasoning, the total of these 2, natural science reading, social science reading, writing, and functional and conventional errors in writing. There were statistically significant differences in the means of scores on all tests between those who planned to go to college and those who did not plan to go. The differences favored those who planned to attend college. An implication which arose from the findings was that the high schools are providing training in preparation for college and that action should be taken to provide job training for the non-college-bound students; for the 1962-63 sample of 2,326 juniors and seniors, 60% did not plan to go to college. The 3rd part of the study will include occupational data, personality tests, and other information on about 3,000 juniors and seniors in all schools in these 8 counties. (FF)
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Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois