ERIC Number: ED309876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
The Educational Benefits of the Title IV-A/XX/SSBG Day Care Program for Students in the Atlanta Public Schools. Report No. 3, Vol. 22, 1/88.
Popwell, Emma P.; And Others
The educational benefits for children served in day care programs funded from Title IV-A, Title XX, and the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) through a contractual agreement with the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Family and Children Services, Day Care Unit were examined. The study used a follow-back strategy to conduct a comparative analysis of school and nonschool achievement variables for students in three groups: those in the Atlanta Public Schools Title IV-A/XX/SSBG day care program, those in non-Atlanta Public Schools day care programs, and those who had no day care or less than 6 months of day care before entering kindergarten in the Atlanta Public Schools. The indices of school achievement were the total reading and total mathematics content areas of the California Achievement Tests. School achievement was measured for the school years 1980-81 to 1984-85 and for the kindergarten classes in 1985-86 and 1986-87. Other variables included preassessment at kindergarten entry, patterns of promotion and retention, selection for compensatory education, placement in the program for exceptional children, trends of mobility and stability in school attendance, socioeconomic indices associated with school transfers and withdrawals, and the schools' holding power from kindergarten to graduation. Significant differences between day care and no day care groups were found. Similar results were obtained in an analysis of reading and mathematics achievement for students in 22 of the 23 Atlanta Public Schools that operate Title IV-A/XX/SSBG programs. (RH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Cross Sectional Studies, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten Children, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Proprietary Schools, Public Schools, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Human Resources, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA. Div. of Curriculum and Research Services.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia (Atlanta)