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Main Title Neurobehavioral Evaluation System (NES) and School Performance.
Author Arcia, E. ; Ornstein, P. A. ; Otto, D. A. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Human Studies Div. ;North Carolina Univ. at Chapel Hill. Dept. of Psychology.
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/J-91/302;
Stock Number PB92-124585
Additional Subjects Aptitude tests ; Children ; Schools ; Performance evaluation ; Learning disorders ; Attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity ; Achievement tests ; Educational psychology ; Instructors ; Ratings ; NES(Neurobehavioral Evaluation System)
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NTIS  PB92-124585 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The aims of the study were to explore the validity of a set of computerized tests, and to explore the validity of reaction time variability as an index of sustained attention. In Phase I, 105 7- to 10- year-old children were presented with five tests from the Neurobehavioral Evaluation System (NES). The children were able to complete four of the tests: the Continuous Performance, Simple Reaction Time, Symbol-Digit Substitution, and Digit Span tests. In Phase II, a follow-up of 88 children, performance on these tests was significantly associated with teacher rating of attention, and with standardized academic achievment measures. Moreover, variability on the Simple Reaction Time, and performance on the Digit Span and Symbol-Digit tests, significantly predicted reading achievement. Similarly, performance on the Digit Span and Symbol-Digit tests significantly predicted mathematics achievement. In addition, variability on the Simple Reaction Time and Digit Span test performance were significant predictors of reading achievement, above and beyond the prediction provided by teacher ratings. (Copyright (c) 1991 The Journal of School Psychology, Inc.)