ERIC Number: ED189179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Cognitive Processes and Achievement.
Hunt, Dennis; Randhawa, Bikkar S.
For a group of 165 fourth- and fifth-grade students, four achievement test scores were correlated with success on nine tests designed to measure three cognitive functions: sustained attention, successive processing, and simultaneous processing. This experiment was designed in accordance with Luria's model of the three functional units of the brain. The nine cognitive test scores were factor analyzed and results supported the hypothesized three factors. The students were divided into high and low groups on each factor and the reading, spelling, mathematics, and reasoning tests were analyzed in a 2x2x2 multivariate and univariate analysis of variance. Results showed all three factors were related to success in spelling and reading. However, mathematics success was most closely related to the simultaneous processing factor and not significantly related to the sustained attention factor. (CTM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).