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Howard, Steven J.; Woodcock, Stuart; Ehrich, John; Bokosmaty, Sahar – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: A fundamental aim of standardized educational assessment is to achieve reliable discrimination between students differing in the knowledge, skills and abilities assessed. However, questions of the purity with which these tests index students' genuine abilities have arisen. Specifically, literacy and numeracy assessments may also engage…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Literacy, Numeracy, Student Evaluation
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Hubert, Blandine; Guimard, Philippe; Florin, Agnès; Tracy, Alexis – Early Education and Development, 2015
Research Findings: Several recent studies carried out in the United States and abroad (i.e., Asia and Europe) have demonstrated that the ability of young children to regulate their behavior (including inhibitory control, working memory, attentional control) significantly predicts their academic achievement. The current study examined the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Control, Academic Achievement, Nursery Schools
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Levpuscek, Melita Puklek; Zupancic, Maja; Socan, Gregor – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
The study examined individual factors and social factors that influence adolescent students' achievement in mathematics. The predictive model suggested direct positive effects of student intelligence, self-rated openness and parental education on achievement in mathematics, whereas direct effects of extraversion on measures of achievement were…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Adolescents, Social Influences, Individual Characteristics
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Shi, Baoguo; Lu, Yongli; Dai, David Yun; Lin, Chongde – Creativity Research Journal, 2013
In this study, 909 5th- and 6th-grade children were recruited as participants, and questionnaires were used to investigate the relationships between migration to urban settings and children's creative inclinations. The study was broken down to 2 parts. Study 1 compared scores on measures of creative inclinations among migrant, rural, and urban…
Descriptors: Creativity, Children, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Lukács, Ágnes; Kas, Bence; Leonard, Laurence B. – First Language, 2013
This study examines whether children with specific language impairment (SLI) acquiring a language with a rich case marking system (Hungarian) have difficulty with case, and, if so, whether the difficulty is comparable for spatial and nonspatial meanings. Data were drawn from narrative samples and from a sentence repetition task. Suffixes were…
Descriptors: Hungarian, Language Impairments, Receptive Language, Vocabulary Development
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Rindermann, Heiner; Flores-Mendoza, Carmen; Woodley, Michael A. – Intelligence, 2012
The social sciences have traditionally assumed that education is a major determinant of citizens' political orientations and behavior. Several studies have also shown that intelligence has an impact. According to a theory that conceptualizes intelligence as a "burgher" (middle-class, civil) phenomenon--intelligence should promote civil…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Political Attitudes, Opinions, Educational Attainment
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Carlson, Jerry S.; And Others – Intelligence, 1983
The roles of attention in reaction time and in relationships among reaction time, intelligence, and achievement were studied in seventh graders. Reaction time measures were correlated with attention and perceptual speed as well as general intelligence and achievement measures. Implications for current theories linking reaction time and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attention, Correlation, Individual Differences
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Chalip, Laurence; Stigler, James W. – Journal of Educational Research, 1986
This longitudinal panel study investigated the relationship between ability and achievement among elementary school children in Taiwan. Results are discussed in terms of theoretical and policy implications. (Author/MT)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Chinese Culture, Elementary Education
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Torneus, Margit – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1984
The causal relationship between metaphonological skills (sound blending and segmentation) and reading/spelling was investigated in two studies of first graders. One tested causal models using data from a longitudinal study of 46 dyslexics and 44 control children. The other studied the effects of metaphonological training versus general language…
Descriptors: Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Beginning Reading, Cognitive Development, Dyslexia