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Canivez, Gary L.; Watkins, Marley W.; James, Trevor; Good, Rebecca; James, Kate – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
Background: Subtest and factor scores have typically provided little incremental predictive validity beyond the omnibus IQ score. Aims: This study examined the incremental validity of Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth UK Edition (WISC-IV[superscript UK]; Wechsler, 2004a, "Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth UK…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Achievement Tests, Test Validity
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Adams, Anne-Marie; Simmons, Fiona R.; Willis, Catherine S.; Porter, Sarah – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Background: The spontaneous recoding of visual stimuli into a phonological code to aid short-term retention has been associated with progress in learning to read (Palmer, 2000b). Aim: This study examined whether there was a comparable association with the development of writing skills. Sample: One hundred eight children (64 males) in the second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Skills, Skill Development, Cognitive Processes
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Lee, Kerry; Ng, Swee Fong; Pe, Madeline Lee; Ang, Su Yin; Hasshim, Muhammad Nabil Azhar Mohd; Bull, Rebecca – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2012
Background: Exposure to mathematical pattern tasks is often deemed important for developing children's algebraic thinking skills. Yet, there is a dearth of evidence on the cognitive underpinnings of pattern tasks and how early competencies on these tasks are related to later development. Aims: We examined the domain-specific and domain-general…
Descriptors: Evidence, Structural Equation Models, Standardized Tests, Numeracy