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Avaliação Psicológica

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SUEHIRO, Adriana Cristina Boulhoça  and  LIMA, Thatiana Helena de. Cognitive evaluation instruments in elementary education: Analysis of scientific literature. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.spe, pp. 67-76. ISSN 1677-0471.

The present study investigated instruments employed in cognitive evaluation in elementary education from 2005 to 2014. A total of 22 articles from 16 scientific journals were analyzed. Results showed that 2008, 2010, and 2014 were the most prolific years. Research was concentrated from the southeast region of the country, most often developed by female researchers working with co-authors and linked to graduate programs, and aimed at diagnostic and intervention objectives, with both correlational and quantitative descriptive delineations. Cognitive evaluation was predominantly undertaken in the first segment of Elementary Education, with a maximum sample size of 500 participants, primarily from public institutions. The majority of articles employed tests, inventories or scales, and the most frequently used instruments were Human Figure Drawing (DFH III), WISC-II, Raven’s Progressive Matrices, and R-2. Given the relevance of cognitive assessment in elementary education, we highlight the need for further investigations to discuss the cognitive diagnosis itself with its stages and criteria

Keywords : psychological assessment; cognition; scientific literature.

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