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Early word decoding ability as a longitudinal predictor of academic performance
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3829-4169
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of pedagogy.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of pedagogy.
2016 (English)In: European Journal of Psychology of Education, ISSN 0256-2928, E-ISSN 1878-5174, Vol. 31, no 2, 175-191 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study, using a longitudinal design with a cohort of young readers, investigates if children's early word decoding ability in Second Grade can predict later academic performance. In an effort to estimate the unique effect of early word decoding (GradeTwo) with academic performance (Grade Nine) gender and non-verbal cognitive ability were accounted for in hierarchical regression models. Results show that even after controlling for these factors word decoding successfully predicted marks in subjects as well as attendance in advanced courses and language classes. The authors conclude that children's early ability to decode words could be an important factor for predicting performance in school and, thus, stress the importance for schools to investigate children's early word decoding ability.

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2016. Vol. 31, no 2, 175-191 p.
Keyword [en]
word decoding, academic performance, early assessment, longitudinal study
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Psychology Pedagogy
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Social Sciences, Psychology; Pedagogics and Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-39556DOI: 10.1007/s10212-015-0258-5ISI: 000372279000005Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84961137733OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-39556DiVA: diva2:784458
Available from: 2015-01-29 Created: 2015-01-29 Last updated: 2017-01-11Bibliographically approved

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