ERIC Number: ED089498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Dale Avenue School Early Childhood Education Center Project. Research Bulletin, Volume I, No. 4, 1970-71.
Paterson Board of Education, NJ.
Reported are results of a 1-year educational intervention program for 120 pre-kindergarten and 120 kindergarten aged culturally disadvantaged children in Paterson, New Jersey. Described are the three experimental and five control groups which contrasted advantaged with disadvantaged children, and groups using the staff developed set of performance objectives with groups not using the performance objectives. Defined are the terms culturally disadvantaged and culturally advantaged. Explained is program use of the following tests: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, the Skill Assessment Tests (at pre-kindergarten and kindergarten levels), the Identity and Body Parts Tests (also at both levels), and the Anne E. Boehm Test (a group test of basic concepts). Use of the Performance Objectives Record, an aid for diagnostic teaching, is described. Provided are the statistical data which led to the following conclusions: project children showed significant gains on all tests far exceeding gains of the disadvantaged groups, project children decreased the gap between their scores and scores of advantaged children, parents approved of the project (as shown by questionnaire results), groups using the performance objectives scored higher than groups not using the performance objectives, and program success was positively affected by the low student-teacher ratio and immediate feedback to teacher of testing results. (DB)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Paterson Board of Education, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III