ERIC Number: ED080613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Achievement and Related School Factors in the Largest Cities of Connecticut.
Rucker, Chauncy N.; And Others
The purpose of this investigation was to study four questions concerning reading achievement and related variables in the largest cities of Connecticut. The four questions were: (1) Has there been a change in average fourth-grade achievement in Title I schools since 1965-1966?; (2) Has the difference between the mean reading achievement of fourth-grade children in Title I schools and the mean reading achievement of fourth-grade children in non-Title I schools changed since 1965-1966?; (3) Have the distributions of fourth-grade achievement in Title I schools been similar at the lower, middle, and upper quartiles for 1965-1966 and 1968-1969 school years?; and (4) What is the relationship between the 1965-1966 to 1968-1969 difference in achievement in Title I schools and the 1965-1966 to 1968-1969 differences in selected school related variables? The fourth-grade subjects in the study included 4,508 from 65 title schools during 1966, 5,067 from 86 non-title schools during 1966, 4,723 from 66 title schools in 1969, and 5,343 from 88 non-title schools in 1969. The results of reading subtests of The Iowa Test of Basic Skills, the Metropolitan Achievement Test, and the Stanford Achievement Test were compared. From the evaluation results, it was concluded that; (1) reading achievement in schools with large numbers of children from low-income families was approximately one year behind grade level; (2) reading achievement in large city schools is lower today than in 1965-66; (3) the factor related to achievement in schools with high concentrations of children from low income families is attendance; and (4) achievement decreased to the same amount in Title I and non-Title I schools. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Office of Program Development.; Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Educational Resources and Development Center.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut