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ERIC Number: ED150683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of Student Adjustment from Open to Structured Schools.
Caliste, Edward R.
The purpose of this study was to compare the grade point averages (GPAs) of sixth-grade students who had previously attended three consecutive years of open schools and of structured schools, measure the consistency of quarterly academic performance, and measure the consistency and adjustment of personal and social growth. Forty-six students from each background were matched for GPA at the end of the fifth grade; percentile on the Reading Comprehension Sub-Test and Mathematics Concepts Sub-Test of the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills; socioeconomic status; and, in 61 percent of the cases, sex. Students with a structured background had higher first quarter GPAs; there was no significant difference in GPAs in subsequent quarters; the cumulative GPAs for students with structured school experience were significantly higher; the student's background did not have a meaningful impact on the student expressing need for assistance in school adjustment; and teachers rated students from the structured background higher on items measuring school adjustment. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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