The influence of selected social variables on the achievement of elementary school children in a textile mill community

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Clementine Elizabeth Barber Hansley (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Thomas W. Draper

Abstract: This study investigated the relationship between the achievement scores of elementary school children and selected social variables peculiar to a textile mill community. The subjects were 264 children in grades one through six. Thirty children were randomly selected from each grade and were classified as achievers or as low achievers according to their scores on the Prescriptive Reading Inventory (grades one through three) or on the California Achievement Test (grades four through six). Children who achieved scores above the mean were classified as achievers: those who scored below the mean were classified as low achievers. Achievers and low achievers were compared to children who were classified according to the special education guidelines as learning disabled or educable mentally handicapped. Data on the social variables were collected from the children's cumulative folders and from informal interviews with parents and teachers.

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Language: English
Date: 1982
School children $x Ability testing
School children $x Social conditions
School children $x Economic conditions

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