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ERIC Number: ED119939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
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A Study of the Academic Achievement of Kindergarten and Non-Kindergarten Children in a Rural School in Appalachia.
Lee, Betty Arrowood
The study compared the academic achievement of 12 children who had attended a public school kindergarten in a rural school in Appalachia with the academic achievement of 12 children who had not attended public school kindergarten. Criteria for selection of the groups were: they entered first grade in the fall of 1969, had been in the same school for three consecutive years, and were approximately the same age. Instruments used were the "Harper and Row Pre-Reading Test of Scholastic Ability to Determine Reading Readiness" and the "Metropolitan Achievement Test, Primary Battery, Form F". Data were recorded for a three-year period, 1969 to 1972. First grade test scores were used as the dependent variable and the third grade test was used as the independent variable in the analysis of covariance. Findings revealed that at both the first and third grades, the kindergarten group placed above the non-kindergarten group in differences in means. The kindergarten group was primed for first grade, showing a higher mean on the first grade test than the non-kindergarten group. A higher mean on the third grade test was revealed for the kindergarten group. However, there was no significant difference at the 0.05 level of significance between the two groups. (NQ)
Inter-Library Loan, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee