Faculty Publications

Title

Shifts in reading readiness profiles during the past decade

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Genetic Psychology

Volume

126

Issue

2

First Page

269

Last Page

273

Abstract

This study compared the reading readiness profiles of 232 first grade children (124 lower socioeconomic class and 108 middle socioeconomic class) with the reported norms secured on the Tests of Primary Mental Abilities a decade previously. The results indicate that important cognitive shifts have occurred with respect to first grade children’s cognitive profiles. In general, the findings suggest that children are currently entering first grade with greater competencies in understanding language, perceiving visual similarities and differences, and comprehending basic number concepts than was the case a decade ago. Scores on the Spatial Relations subtest, which emphasizes visual-motor coordination, appear to have remained relatively constant. Possible educational implications of these findings are discussed. © 1975 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1975

DOI of published version

10.1080/00221325.1975.10532341

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