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ERIC Number: ED116344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
Do School Organizational Patterns Make a Difference?
Caliste, Edward R.
In order to determine the effect of school organizational patterns on learning and school adjustment, the author conducted a study that compared twelfth-grade students who attended self-contained schools on a K-8 pattern with students who attended self-contained schools on a K-3, 4-6 plan and then a 7-8 departmentalized school. All the students attended the ninth grade in one school and then went to one that used a 10-12 pattern. The results showed that (1) achievement as measured by grade point average was not statistically significant on the T-test at the .05 level; (2) there were few differences in the students' perception of school experiences and those that were found were more related to socioeconomic status and sex rather than to trends that could be attributable to previous school organizational structure; (3) there was no meaningful difference between the students in stability of socioeconomic aspiration level; (4) there were no inhibitory effects of organization patterns in participation in extracurricular activities; and (5) there was stability of performance within each socioeconomic status classification. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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