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Study Report

Study Number: QE-002-001-1-1-United States-DPLS-1968

Subject Area: Education Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Impact of Head Start: an evaluation of the effects of Head Start and children's cognitive and affective development, 1969.  [machine-readable data file] / Ohio University  [principal investigator(s)] / Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin. Data and Program Library Service  [distributor].

Access Status: Unrestricted access.

Documentation: 2 volumes hard copy.

Abstract: The data for the children in the sample include the results of the following measures: The Metropolitan Readiness Tests- a measure of the student's ability, background knowledge and experience, and willingness to learn; The Standard Achievement Tests - a measure of children's academic achievement in grade 2 and 3; the SAT Primary I and II Batteries - measures of academic achievement in specific curriculum areas; the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities -a measure of the child's powers of receptive and expressive communication, his intellectual development, and readiness for school learning; the Children's Self-Concept Index an effective measure to assess the degree of positive self-concept of children in the primary grades; the Classroom Behavior Inventory - a measure of children's motivation to achieve in school learning; and the Children's Attitudinal Range Indicator - a measure which assesses the child's positive and negative attitudes towards peers, home, school, and society. The data for the parents include information about the following variables: attitudes regarding the child and learning, opinions about Head Start and the child's school progress, the home learning environment, the health and health care of the child, vocational aspirations, age, occupation, income, and mobility. Head Start administrators gave information on the following variables regarding center characteristics; type of agency, type of building, geographic location, size of city, type of program, professional/non-professional staff, teacher- child ratios, staff home visits, number of non-English speaking children, ethnic/racial composition, median age at entry into program, total number of children, parent participation, parental reinforcement of center's objectives for child, objectives, curriculum, equipment, special events, outstanding characteristics, and center's relationship with public schools. Teachers were administered the School Environment Measure - a composite measure of the properties of a school environment above and beyond personality characteristics or instructional behaviors of teachers. For further information regarding the items from which the indices and measures were constructed, refer to the reference material above.

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