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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

Print version ISSN 0102-7972On-line version ISSN 1678-7153


MAIA, Ana Cláudia Bortolozzi  and  FONSECA, Mônica Lúcia. Intelligence quotient and reading acquisition: a correlational study. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2002, vol.15, n.2, pp.261-270. ISSN 0102-7972.

The study was developed to investigate the relation between IQ testing, evaluated by the WISC, and the reading acquisition of simple words. Fifty six students, of both sexes, between 7 and 15 years old, studying in the elementary classes of a public school, were evaluated on reading and WISC performance at the beginning and at the end of the school year. The students, in general, showed increased levels of IQ and reading acquisition on the second evaluation. However, there was no correlation between these variables. The IQ testing was ineffective in predicting success or failure in reading acquisition. The data suggest the need for more investigations on the use of intelligence testing in psychological evaluation in the educational environment.

Keywords : Intelligence; WISC; reading; psychological evaluation.

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