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ERIC Number: ED088911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 9
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An Evaluation of the DISTAR Language I Program at Seymour Elementary School.
Moodie, Allan G.
During 1972-73, the Direct Instructional System for Teaching and Remediation (DISTAR) Language I Program, a series of instructional programs developed to teach children the basic skills and concepts in reading, arithmetic, and language, was used in two of the three kindergarten classes at Seymour Elementary School. The three kindergarten classes were used in the study. In one class the parents of the children spoke little or no English at home. The second class consisted of children whose parents spoke English at home. The children in the third class used no DISTAR materials and consisted of children whose parents also spoke English at home. The children represented different racial and cultural backgrounds, but approximately one-half of the sample were Chinese Canadians. During early March, each kindergarten teacher administered a pictorial test to measure the pupils' grasp of the major concepts in the DISTAR Language I Program. From the results, four comparisons were made. In only one of the four comparisons was the difference between the group scores statistically significant; namely, between English speaking parents' children who were in the DISTAR Program and those not using the DISTAR materials. See TM003468 for a related document. (RC)
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Authoring Institution: Vancouver Board of School Trustees (British Columbia). Dept. of Planning and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Canada