Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Education, Preschool; Montessori method of education;
This study focused around a research question involving middle and upper socioeconomic status children: Do public school second graders who previously attended Montessori preschools demonstrate higher cognitive abilities (as measured by the Cognitive Abilities Test) than second graders who attended traditional preschools or did not attend preschool? Although there was a wide variability of scores within each group, t-tests analyses revealed significant differences favoring preschool attenders when compared to those who did not attend preschool, and for Montessori preschoolers when compared to the other groups.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Charles R. May
1 PDF file (33 leaves)
©1992 Judy A. Conner
Conner, Judy A., "A comparison of cognitive abilities test scores of second graders from four different preschool backgrounds" (1992). Graduate Research Papers. 2222.