ERIC Number: ED480487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
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Relationships between Written Expression Achievement and the Cognitive Assessment System.
Johnson, Judy A.; Bardos, Achilles N.; Tayebi, Kandi A.
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between the Cognitive Assessment System (CAS) and writing achievement in junior high students (aged 11-15 years) with and without written expression disabilities. Ninety-six students with (n=48) and without (n=48) written expression disabilities were administered the Das-Naglieri: Cognitive Assessment System and the writing subtests of the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT). Pearson correlation coefficients were computed to explore the relationship between the two measures. Significant relationships were found between the Planning and Attention composites of the CAS and the WIAT writing scales for the students with writing disabilities. In contrast, Simultaneous and Successive composites of the CAS were significantly related to writing achievement for the students without writing disabilities. (Contains 26 references and 3 tables.) (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Cognitive Assessment System; Wechsler Individual Achievement Test