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Tierney, I,; And Others – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1984
Test results from five-year-olds showed significant social class effects on all cognitive abilities but significant sex differences on only motor ability. Children with mixed or not-established hand preference had significantly lower general cognitive ability than right handers. (CMG)
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Sex Differences
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Lynch, A.; And Others – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1982
Scores obtained by English preschoolers on the McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities (MSCA) indicated social class and sex differences in performance. Comparison of results with American MSCA norms showed English children performing consistently better than Americans on cognitive tasks. The MSCA was found useful for measuring English children's…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Comparative Analysis, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Diagnosis
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Eiser, Christine – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1978
The McCarthy Scales, which were designed to assess general intellectual abilities in the 2 1/2 to 8 1/2 age-range, are described and criticized on the basis of substantial experience in their use as a research instrument. It is concluded that they are particularly useful for the assessment of the preschooler. (Author)
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Intelligence Tests, Preschool Education, Preschool Evaluation