ERIC Number: ED354287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Schools, Families, and Children: Sixth Grade Results from the 1992 Longitudinal Study of Children at Risk. Performance Evaluation Summary.
Bezruczko, Nikolaus; Reynolds, Arthur J.
This report describes how a longitudinal study was conducted, which examined 1,235 at-risk sixth-grade students (95 percent Black and 5 percent Hispanic) in the Chicago (Illinois) Public Schools and their schools and families. The longitudinal study traced the children's patterns of school adjustment since their enrollment in government-funded kindergarten programs in the 1985-86 school year; studied the effects of their school-based intervention experiences; and assessed the effects of family, school, and individual factors on children that are open to educational alteration. Development, distribution, and collection of survey forms; telephone follow-up of mailed surveys; and data preparation and analyses are described. Data collected included: teacher ratings of children's competence and problem behaviors; children's ratings of their attitudes and behavior in and out of school; field observations of classrooms, children, and teachers; telephone interviews with parents; standardized school achievement test scores; and school records concerning grade promotion, special education placement, and mobility. Additional sections describe procedures used for each data collection effort. Appendix A summarizes data collected from 1985 through 1992. Appendix B includes the seven study instruments. Appendix C presents a report on a study completed in 1991-92 using data from the longitudinal study. (JB)
Descriptors: Black Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary School Students, Family Characteristics, Grade 6, High Risk Students, Hispanic Americans, Intermediate Grades, Longitudinal Studies, Public Schools, Research Methodology, School Surveys, Student Adjustment, Telephone Surveys, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Public Schools, IL.