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Avaliação Psicológica

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SUEHIRO, Adriana Cristina Boulhoça  and  HOHLENWERGER, Vitória Lage. Writing in a group of school children. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.3, pp. 391-398. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study aimed to assess the writing skills of elementary school students, as well as to identify any differences between children with regard to gender, grade and age. Five hundred nineteen students participated, of both sexes, between seven and 10 years old, from the 2nd to the 5th grade in public schools in a city in the Reconcavo, Bahia. The instruments applied, collectively, were an identification questionnaire and the Writing Assessment Scale (EAVE). The results indicate that the students performed as a lower level than expected given their grade level. The girls’ scores, consistent with findings in the literature, were significantly lower than boys’, and 8-year-old children had the worst performance when compared to the others. Aside from this, the expected increase in performance in accordance with advancing education was found.

Keywords : learning; orthography; spelling; psycho-educational assessment.

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