ERIC Number: ED161562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Parish Primary School Survey, 1976.
Darmody, J. P.
This survey was designed to investigate reading and number work (arithmetic) performance of 7-, 9-, and 11-year-old children attending parish primary schools in Victoria and to compare levels of performance with variables relating to general adjustment, personal variables, home circumstances, and school organization. Subjects, obtained by stratified simple random selection of children from the 3 age groups in all parish primary schools in Victoria, were tested in reading, number, and general ability. In addition, five questionnaires were used to gather demographic, general adjustment and school environment data, variables selected as possible correlates of school performance. Results revealed a significant correlation between all measures of classroom performance. Children most at risk in Catholic parish primary schools were those with low achievement levels in reading and number work. These children also appeared to be generally disadvantaged in personal and environmental factors. Recommendations are made for intervention strategies based on survey data. (Author/SE)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Catholic Schools, Educational Environment, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Low Achievement, Number Concepts, Parent Role, Reading Achievement, School Surveys, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Adjustment, Teacher Role
Australian Council for Educational Research Limited, P. O. Box 210, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia 3122 (Paper, $7.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Catholic Education Office, Sydney (Australia).; Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers - Location: Australia