ERIC Number: ED239757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Early Identification System: Followup of Those Students in the Grade 1 Class of 1978-79 Who Did Not Reach Grade 4 in 1981-82. Research Report 83-03.
Stennett, R. G.; Earl, L. M.
A study was conducted to document the educational status, history, and standardized test performance of London, Ontario, students in the first-grade class of 1978-79 who did not reach the fourth grade by the fall of 1981. Additionally assessed was the predictive validity of Early Identification Ratings (EID) made in 1978-79. The following variables were available for investigation: sex, year, and month of birth; early identification ratings for language and mathematics (combined for 1978-79) and separate ratings for reading and mathematics for the school years 1979-80, 1980-81, and 1981-82; an indicator of each student's educational status in the fall of 1981 and 1982; OTIS IQ and standard scores, and CTBS standard scores for reading comprehension, mathematics computation, mathematics problem solving, and an average of these latter three scores. Among the results, about one-fifth of these academically unsuccessful students were highly rated in first grade; such students were two or three times as likely to receive low EID ratings after first grade than were all students. Students in the first-grade class of 1978-79 who did not reach fourth grade in the fall of 1981 were more likely to be boys and to have been born in the last half of the year. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: London Board of Education (Ontario). Educational Research Services.
Identifiers - Location: Canada (London)