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ERIC Number: ED064653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 79
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The Object Sorting Task as Predictor of Learning Abilities.
Bloom, Richard; Hess, Robert
The original intent of this investigation was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Object Sorting Task (OST) as a predictor of learning outcomes, especially among minority children. The study results, however, have produced a subtle but significant shift of attention to the issue of possible differences in the cognitive organization of children from relatively diverse backgrounds. Specifically, the results showed a generally clear difference in how adequate performance on the OST was related to indices of learning and school achievement. For both white samples adequate divergent performance and verbalization exhibited moderately strong relationships with a number of learning-achievement measures. On the other hand, adequacy of convergent recognition and verbalization was found to have a generally low relationship with the same criterion measures. In contrast, for the Black sample, adequate convergent recognition and verbalization, but not divergent performance and verbalization, was shown to be related to the criterion variables. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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