ERIC Number: ED115718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Attitudes toward School of Connecticut Compensatory Education Children; Programs Supported by Connecticut State Act for Disadvantaged Children and Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Evaluation and Educational Services.
The stated purpose of this study is to determine what pupil, teacher, and school district characteristics relate to young children's expressed attitudes as measured by the School Sentiment Index and to determine the usefulness of this measurement instrument. The subjects of the study were kindergarten through grade two children who received compensatory education during the 1972-73 school year. Three questions are addressed: (1) What are the interrelationships of pupil attitudes toward school at the end of the school year and selected other pupil, program, teacher, and school district factors? (2) Does attitude toward school, pre-test reading level, reading test gain, extent of school district disadvantagement, and cost of the compensatory program vary when the data are grouped according to the grade promotion status of the pupil, the emphasis of the compensatory instruction provided, the size of the group in which the pupil received compensatory instruction, or the specialized background of his compensatory teacher? and, (3) What is the value of using the School Sentiment Index on a year-end basis for pupil, school district, and statewide evaluation purposes? It was concluded that one major value of the School Sentiment Index lies in using it to interpret group scores of young children for compensatory education evaluation purposes. Several limitations of the study, along with definitions of terms, are provided. Results for each question are described in detail. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Measures, Compensatory Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Federal Programs, Minority Group Children, Primary Education, School Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Test Interpretation, Test Results, Test Validity
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Evaluation and Educational Services.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I