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ERIC Number: ED195347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May-1
Pages: 37
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The Impact of Preschool Experience and the Parent Education Follow Through Program on Academic Achievement: A Longitudinal Study Through Grade 5.
Revicki, Dennis; Self, Betty
This study investigates the longitudinal effects of preschool experience, Parent Education Follow Through (PEFTP) experience, and sex on academic achievement. A total of 293 children forming three cohorts from schools in two communities were included. Cohort 1 comprised grade 3 to 5 children; Cohort 2 comprised grade 1 to 4 children; and Cohort 3 comprised grade 2 to 5 children. Total reading, total language, and total mathematics scale scores on the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills (CTBS) were collected for each child and used as the dependent variable in all statistical anlaysis. A repeated measure design using multivariate analysis of variance was used to analyze the data. The results suggest that by the third grade all PEFTP children perform equally well on achievement measures regardless of preschool experience. No substantial sex effect was discovered. Achievement of children in this program was comparable to that of the CTBS norm group in the areas of reading, language, and mathematics. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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