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ERIC Number: ED164131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Pages: 78
Abstractor: N/A
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Follow-up Study of School Children and Families Enrolled in San Diego Home Start During Their Preschool Years.
Randel, Josephine; Elovson, Allana
The later school achievement of San Diego Home Start children and their parents' retrospective attitudes about the value of the Home Start program were examined in this study. The Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT) was administered to 32 children in grades K-3 whose families had participated in the Home Start program. Since no control group was used, the children's PIAT scores were compared to national PIAT norms which showed them to be functioning at the 54th percentile in math and the 48th percentile in reading. When compared to the lower mean percentiles (on the California Assessment Program reading test) of the schools the children were attending this PIAT reading percentile was interpreted as showing that the Home Start children were performing exceptionally well. The program children's low rate of grade retention and low rate of placement in special education in comparison to children in similar programs was also seen as evidence of positive effects of the Home Start program. Results of parent interviews are reported for: (1) parent attitudes about the usefulness of the information provided by Home Start in areas of child development, nutrition, community resources, health, and safety; (2) home practices related to these areas; (3) parent attitudes about their children's progress in school; and (4) school/home linkage efforts. (Author/SE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: EnglishSpanish
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Individual Achievement Test