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ERIC Number: EJ884107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Comparing Longitudinal Profile Patterns of Mathematics and Reading in Early Child Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten: The Profile Analysis via Multidimensional Scaling (PAMS) Approach
Kim, Se-Kang
Asia Pacific Education Review, v11 n2 p189-198 Jun 2010
The aim of the study is to compare longitudinal patterns from Mathematics and Reading data from the direct child assessment of Early Child Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten (ECLS-K, US Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics 2006), utilizing Profile Analysis via Multidimensional Scaling (PAMS). PAMS has been used initially to discover profile patterns in crosssectional data, and further applied to uncover longitudinal patterns by considering each time point as a coordinate of longitudinal patterns. The ECLS-K data analyzed here included longitudinal information about student achievement. The current study applied longitudinal PAMS to the data and examined how much the longitudinal patterns predict the fifth-grade achievement scores. Results showed that the longitudinal patterns that depicted the growing trend and the growing-decaying trend were significantly related to the fifth-grade achievement scores. Educational implications and discussions of longitudinal patterns were included. (Contains 3 tables and 10 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A