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ERIC Number: ED307996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Research Study of the Pre-First Program, Springfield Local Schools (Holland, Ohio).
Bohl, Nancy
The Pre-First classes in Springfield Local Schools, Holland, Ohio, are designed to serve developmental needs of primary school children. The district-wide program serves children of normal intelligence who are developmentally young. A screening and placement process is used. Children are placed in the classes only by parental consent to the school's recommendation. This longitudinal research study followed children who: (1) attended the pre-first program; (2) were recommended for the program and did not attend; and (3) were recommended for the program, did not attend, and were later retained. A total of 589 students were followed from the 1980-81 school year through the 1987-88 school year. Teachers responded to questions concerning proper placement, self-concept, work habits, attitude toward school, reading and math progress, and special services. Results showed that in reading and math the pre-first year group had higher ratings than the nonattendance group. Teacher judgement of proper placement showed a much higher percentage of children in the nonattendance group rated not properly placed. The pre-first year group had higher positive self-concept, and more positive attitudes toward school and satisfactory work habits in several grade levels. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A