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The Relationship Between Reading Achievement Test Scores Of Pre-Kindergarten Entrants And Standard Entrants At The Beginning Of Kindergarten, Brenda M. Murphy-Pough Aug 1990

The Relationship Between Reading Achievement Test Scores Of Pre-Kindergarten Entrants And Standard Entrants At The Beginning Of Kindergarten, Brenda M. Murphy-Pough

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of early intervention on reading achievement scores of children of urban low-income families. Need for the study was prompted by the debate among early childhood experts about whether early intervention had an influence on children from urban low-income families.

One hundred fifty kindergarten students who attended school in the city of Rochester, New York were identified. Of the one hundred fifty students, seventy-seven were prekindergarten entrants and seventy-three were standard entrants. The California Achievement Test Level 10 form E was administered to the subjects by their kindergarten teacher at the ...