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ERIC Number: ED276500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct-20
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Longitudinal Study of the Developmental Kindergarten Program in the Glen Cove City School District.
Pipitone, Salvatore A.
Pre-Kindergarten children's diagnostic screening and standardized test scores from 1979 to 1984 were analyzed to compare the school achievement of children placed in a developmental kindergarten program (DKP) with children given regular instruction. Of 475 subjects, 81 participated in a DKP, while 394 did not. Statistical analyses were performed to determine the overall significant difference between the two groups on current reading and mathematics scores, to identify which of 10 variables best predicted children's future performance as measured by the Scott Foresman Reading and Math Subtests, and to determine how much variance in current reading and math scores is explained by individual variables used in the screening. Screening variables were sex, grade, year screened, treatment group, number of years in school, intelligence quotient, readiness survey total, language development, visual motor development, and gross motor development. Findings suggested that (1) the placement of children in the developmental program was quite adequate; (2) for prediction purposes, the Readiness Survey Total is a very good screening instrument; and (3) children placed in the DKP were still not on a par with those not so placed. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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