What is it about?
To investigate the relationship between language knowledge at 5 years of age and later academic achievement throughout 10 years of compulsory school in Iceland
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Why is it important?
The study showed strong correlation between phonological awareness at 5 years and academic achievement in Grades 4, 7 and 10. There was also a significant but lower correlation with oral comprehension skills. Regression analysis showed that the preschool oral language assessments in phonological awareness and oral comprehension explained between 35% and 43% of the variability in scores on national tests in Icelandic and between 20% and 39% of the variability in scores in mathematics
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This page is a summary of: The Predictive Value of Preschool Language Assessments on Academic Achievement: A 10-Year Longitudinal Study of Icelandic Children, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, February 2016, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), DOI: 10.1044/2015_ajslp-14-0184.
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