ERIC Number: ED209379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Early Kindergarten Entry Evaluation, 1976-77. Report No. 77-25.
Ramey, Madelaine; James, Jim
This report describes the comparisons of three groups of 1976-77 kindergarten students in the Seattle, Washington public schools: (1) early entrants who were screened by the Student Services Office; (2) early entrants admitted by school principals; and (3) a random sample of non-early entrants. The groups were compared on the basis of teacher ratings on a set of scholastic, physical, and social development scales. Tables show the sex distribution of students within entry groups, correlations between rating scales and promotion status, and entry status means adjusted for sex differences. The major finding was that Student Services screened early entrants surpassed the other two groups, although the difference was statistically significant only for vocabulary and language/reading readiness skills. The report concludes with recommendations for improving the screening process and subsequent evaluation of entrants. (APM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA. Dept. of Management Information Services.