ERIC Number: ED085114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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A Longitudinal Study of Get Set Day Care Children in Grades First, Second, and Third.
Philadelphia School District, PA.
This report presents the evaluative outcomes of a day care program currently in operation in the School District of Philadelphia. Descriptions of the instructional objectives and program are included in the report. Subjects for the evaluation included three separate samples, categorized by the school grade of the subjects at the present time. Sample I included 750 first graders with at least two years of Get Set Day Care experience, and 440 classmates with no such experience. In Sample II there were 1,225 second graders in the treatment group and 663 controls, and Sample III consisted of 618 treatment third graders and 391 controls. First and second graders were tested with the Metropolitan Achievement Tests, Primary I and II. The Iowa Test of Basic Skills was used with the third grade. Analysis of results indicated that for Samples I and II, the children with two years of Get Set experience scored significantly higher than the control group children. There was no significant difference between Get Set and control children's scores for third graders. Discussion emphasizes the need for more detailed follow-up study. (DP)
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Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Metropolitan Achievement Tests