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ERIC Number: ED128696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Investigation of the Relationship of Affective Characteristics and Cognitive Skills to the Maintenance of Grade Level in a Statewide Needs Assessment.
Lynn, Cheryl W.; Mullen, Gail S.
This paper summarizes a longitudinal study which analyzes cognitive performance and affective characteristics of students in relation to their maintenance of grade level. The SRA Achievement and Thorndike-Lorge Intelligence instruments were used in the 1969-70 cognitive testing of seventh-grade students. Comparable testing of these students in 1974 used SCAT and STEP tests. Both the 1969-70 and 1974-75 testings included the Virginia Affective Assessment Questionnaire. This instrument is composed of four subscales which include self-concept, citizenship, school participation and concept of self to others. After the 1974-75 testing, a subgroup of students who had not achieved the grade level of their peers was identified and compared with a randomly selected control group of their peers. Analyses of variance indicate that students who dropped behind grade level did not differ in ability from those who stayed at grade level, but did differ in the seventh grade in achievement. By twelfth grade, their achievement scores were still lower, and they showed marked deficiencies in writing performance and spelling. Their attitudes were also considered to be poorer in general. The major portion of this document consists of data tables. (SJL)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976); the great majority of the pages in this document have been filmed sideways to maintain the integrity of the tables.