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The test-reliability and stability of children's cognitive functioning

Spencer, Fiona H., Bornholt, Laurel J., & Ouvrier, Robert A. (2003) The test-reliability and stability of children's cognitive functioning. Journal of Child Neurology, 18(1), pp. 5-11.

Abstract

This study addresses the test reliability of a screening test and stability of children’s cognitive functioning. Children aged 5 to 8 years in western Sydney were assessed on three occasions. The first assessment provided a baseline, with the second assessment at 2-, 4-, or 12-week intervals. The final assessment was 4 weeks later. Indicators of reliability and stability suggested that a distinction can be made between test reliability and the phenomenon (cognitive functioning) stability. Cognitive functioning was assessed using the School-Years Screening Test for the Evaluation of Mental Status (SYSTEMS). The findings have implications for indicators of reliability and stability of cognitive assessments in developmental research and clinical practice.

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ID Code: 942
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: SYSTEMS screening test, test reliability, stability, children’s cognitive functioning
ISSN: 0883-0738
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Psychological Methodology Design and Analysis (170110)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Educational Psychology (170103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Learning Sciences (130309)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 BC Decker Inc
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher: This journal is available online.
Deposited On: 31 Mar 2005
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 23:18

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