ERIC Number: ED148490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr-15
Reference Count: N/A
Education as Experimentation: A Planned Variation Model. Volume IV-A: An Evaluation of Follow Through.
Stebbins, Linda B.; And Others
This segment of the national evaluation study of the Follow Through Planned Variation Model presents background information and discusses the evaluation of the progress of Cohort III entering-kindergarten children during 4 years of Follow Through participation. Also discussed, for the purpose of examining replicability of effects, is the progress of entering-first children in Cohorts II and III and entering-kindergarten children in Cohort II. Chapter I presents information on the origins, definition, and evaluation of Planned Variation. Chapter II discusses educational strategies used in various Follow Through models and measures of effectiveness used in evaluation. Chapter III describes the sample. Chapter IV examines four aspects of the analysis strategy: (1) constraints on development of analytic strategies, (2) analytic strategies, (3) supplementary analyses and their consequences, and (4) definition and consequences of the lack of comparability between Follow Through and non-Follow Through samples. Chapter V presents findings on: (1) differential impacts of various educational strategies tested in Follow Through, (2) relationship of program effects to child characteristics such as socioeconomic status and preschool experience, and (3) consistency over time of test results obtained in various models. Approximately 100 pages of appendices and a brief bibliography are included. (JMB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Experience, Evaluation Methods, Longitudinal Studies, Measurement Techniques, Primary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Socioeconomic Background, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.