Master's Theses

Department

Advanced Education Programs

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Abstract

This study investigated the difference in pretest and posttest scores between those children who attended an extended school year program and those children who did not. Twenty-five early childhood special education (ECSE) students, ranging in ages from 3 to 6 years, attending an ECSE program in a small rural area in central Kansas, participated in this study. The students were pretested and post tested using the Battelle Developmental Inventory. The results indicated that there was a significant difference in the retention of skills between the children who attended the extended school year program and those who did not in the personal -social, adaptive, fine and gross motor, and cognitive domains. The children were also compared by ages and gender. When compared by ages, the significant difference was greater between the 4-year-olds than the 5-year-olds. The comparison by gender showed the significant difference was greater between the boys than the girls.

Advisor

Michael Rettig

Date of Award

Fall 1992

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Rights

© 1992 Shelly Post

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