ERIC Number: ED412019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-May
A Study of Children in Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third Grades at Ronceverte Elementary and the Extent Preschool Has on Retention and Compensatory Education.
Morris, Loretta R.
This study examined the relationship between preschool attendance and placement in compensatory education and retention rates in grades kindergarten through 3. Participating were 292 students in kindergarten through grade 3 in 1994-96 at a small elementary school serving a lower to middle class population in West Virginia. Students were placed into two groups based on preschool attendance; the number of students not attending preschool was selected randomly from the non-preschool group to comprise a sample equal in number to the group of children which had attended preschool. The two groups were compared for school retention and placement in compensatory education programs such as Title 1 Reading or Math, speech therapy, or services for children with learning disabilities. Findings indicated that students who had been in preschool were less likely to have been retained or placed in compensatory education programs than students who had no preschool experience. About 18 percent of the students in the preschool group received compensatory education or had been retained, in comparison to 50 percent in the non-preschool group. (Contains 19 references.) (KB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, Salem-Teikyo University.