Avaliação do desempenho acadêmico de alunos do ensino fundamental em Vitória, Espírito Santo. Achievement performance assessment of elementary school students in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil.
Estudos de Psicologia
January 20, 2017
Academic abilities acquisition has been focused on by Psychology and Education, as problems in these areas can affect the schooling process and produce a low self-efficacy learning sense. This research assessed children's reading, writing and arithmetic abilities, in an Elementary School of Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil during one year. 172 (one hundred and seventy two) students from the elementary course participated: public school children from the 2nd to 5th grade in the context of the educational continuous progression (90 girls and 82 boys; ages: 8-19 years old) were assessed by the School Achievement Test. In both assessments, the lowest classification prevailed (1st: 56.4%; 2nd: 59.3%) and women got the best performance. Correct answers increased significantly in the 2nd application (1st: 95.05; 2nd: 103.2), however, the lowest classification hasn't changed. Comparing the grades in these two applications, significant differences between the grades over an interval of two years were observed. The results disclose the difficulties in academic abilities acquisition. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
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- Dias, T. L., Fiorim Enumo, S. R., & Turini, F. (2006). Avaliação do desempenho acadêmico de alunos do ensino fundamental em Vitória, Espírito Santo. Achievement performance assessment of elementary school students in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil.. Estudos de Psicologia, 23(4), 381-390. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-166X2006000400006