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ERIC Number: ED164564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Pages: 507
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Follow Through Pupil Achievement Characteristics in Philadelphia Quasi-Longitudinal Data 1975-1976 and 1976-1977. Report #7870. Appendices Volume.
McNamara, Thomas
Quasi-longitudinal data on student achievement, drawn from a computerized file on about 50,000 children, essentially consist of cross-sectional performance data analyzed in terms of length of program exposure while allowing for analysis of post-program performance on the basis of program exposure. The data are also analyzed according to the major variables of Head Start or equivalent experience, and yearly absence rates. Performance is analyzed in the form of effectiveness scores, which involve: (1) ratio of actual to possible instances of higher performance; (2) comparison of Follow Through groups with total city and non-Follow Through; and (3) percentile ranks above the 50th and below the 16th in reading and mathematics achievement. The findings indicate that low absence and/or Head Start or similar early experience positively affect achievement. Very extensive data tables are appended which present achievement data for different Follow Through programs and grade levels. (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)