ERIC Number: ED207835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
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Classification and IQ--Alternative Predictors of Math Performance.
Haupt, Edward J.; Herman-Sissons, Therese M.
This study explored the relationship between classification achievements and mathematics scores. A series of 16 items which included many of the traditional tasks used in Piagetian examinations of intellectual function, were used in group presentations. Ten of these tasks required concrete operations including class inclusion, additive composition, multiple classification, conservations, parallel seriation, horizontal and vertical axes, and coordination of perspective. The remaining six tasks tested formal operations. Four districts in central New Jersey provided 529 pupils who took the group assessment of Piagetian tasks. The children were in a variety of grades from grade 4 to grade 9. The results supported findings from other research that maximum prediction of educational test scores results from combining traditional Intelligence Quotient (IQ) Scores and achievements on various Piagetian tasks. The ability of the score of classification achievements to predict mathematics performance points to improvements in the ability to predict mathematics performance. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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