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ERIC Number: ED469752
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Alaska Developmental Profile, 2001-2002. Summary Report.
Fenton, Ray
This document presents a profile of the development of Alaska kindergarten and first grade students in fall 2001. Alaska teachers completed reports for 13,688 kindergarten and first grade students at that time. Most were found to exhibit important behaviors associated with school successes on the Alaska Developmental Profile Recording Form. Assessments came from 365 schools in 54 districts. There is no single district-to-district standard for the behaviors that meet developmental questions on the form, so criteria for, fine motor development, for example, may differ among districts. A guide to good practice is distributed by the state. Differences among districts are substantial. In Anchorage, 25% of students were not considered to demonstrate physical well-Being, but in Kenai, only 2% did not receive a yes in this category. These differences may be the result of not having a single standard. Overall, whatever the community or standard, most students were found by their teachers to be in the yes category when assessed on characteristics that are related to school activities in important ways. An improved Profile form could better identify differences that exist in the areas of academic skills. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education and Early Development, Juneau.; Anchorage School District, AK.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska