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ERIC Number: ED316407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Parents' Reports of Kindergarten, First-, and Second-Grade Children's Out-of-School Activities and Their Relationship to Science Ability. Technical Report No. 495.
Meyer, Linda A.; And Others
This report presents descriptive and correlational results from questionnaires administered to parents and tests administered to two groups equalling approximately 650 children from kindergarten, first, and second grade. The primary question addressed is, what is the relationship between what parents report that they do with their children in terms of activities, home-process variables, books, and other experiences and the children's science concept and process acquisition? At kindergarten-level, correlations of the indices developed from the parent questionnaires and the Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT), the Test of Basic Experiences (TOBE-2), and Chicago Reading tests showed significant relationships on all levels. At the first grade level, significant relationships were found between the six subscores of the Error Detection Test, CIRCUS-Think It Through, and the TOBE-2. At the second grade level, results from the Sequential Test of Educational Progress (STEP) Science test and criterion-referenced tests correlated significantly with parent indices, except for experiences with parents. Science questionnaires for the parents of kindergarten, first, and second grades students are appended. (YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.