ERIC Number: ED399017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May
The Effect of Preschool Education on Math Achievement.
A study examined the effects of preschool attendance on third graders' mathematics achievement. The subjects for the study were randomly selected from 111 third graders from a predominantly low socioeconomic neighborhood in Chicago. All students were from minority groups. The experimental group was comprised of 21 students who had attended preschool, and the control group of 21 students was comprised of third graders who had not attended preschool. A posttest-only control group design was used to compare the mathematics achievement test scores from the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (administered in 1990) or the La Prueba Test (administered in 1984) of both groups of subjects. Findings indicated that there was no significant difference between the experimental and control groups in mathematics achievement. (Contains 12 references.) (KDFB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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