Shifts in reading readiness profiles during the past decade
Journal of Genetic Psychology
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.
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Scott, Ralph, "Shifts in reading readiness profiles during the past decade" (1975). Faculty Publications. 5091.