ERIC Number: ED110510
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug-25
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the First-Year Communication Skills and Instructional Concepts Programs.
Scott, Roger O.
To aid in evaluating the First Year Communication Skills Program (FYCSP) and the Instructional Concepts Program (ICP) several tests were administered to two classes of kindergarten children. The objectives of the ICP were based on concepts that children would be expected to know when they entered the primary grades. The Instructional Concepts Test (ICT) measured the children's knowledge of these concepts. Items were constructed for each of the following categories: shapes, sizes, positions, amount, and premathematics. Among the tests that were administered to the children were word attacks, word elements, and letter names. Student and parent attitudes were also surveyed as to their opinions of the program. The data collection of test results shows that both programs had been successful with kindergarten children. The program also proved to be well liked by children and parents. (Author/DEP)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Concept Formation, Instructional Materials, Kindergarten Children, Parent Attitudes, Primary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Readiness Tests, Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, Test Results, Testing, Verbal Tests, Vocabulary Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.