ERIC Number: ED164121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Psychological Evaluation of ECE, FY 1978.
Davis, John A.
This yearly evaluation report of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program in Dayton, Ohio, presents research results for five areas of program assessment. These areas are (1) measurement of four- and five-year-olds' educational experiences and development in areas such as cognitive skills and personal-social responsiveness, using the Caldwell Preschool Inventory and the Walker Readiness Test for Preschool Disadvantaged Children; (2) an investigation of continuous growth performance over seven months with three administrations of the Walker test; (3) an evaluation of children's performance on 83 individual performance objectives, consisting of basic skills necessary for doing successful kindergarten and primary level work; (4) program assessments made by kindergarten and first grade teachers in a voluntary opinion survey; and (5) a preliminary followup of former ECE children in special assistance reading programs. Results of the two criterion instruments measuring the children's experiences and development indicated that program found, and seven individual program objectives were attained by the majority of children assessed. Teachers who responded to the survey (approximately 1/3 of the available sample) gave significant support to cognitive features of the program. The number of ECE-trained children who enrolled in remedial reading programs in kindergarten through grade 4 was relatively small. (Author/SE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dayton Public Schools, OH.