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Psychometric Properties of the Penn Computerized Neurocognitive Battery

Based on the analysis from these large-scale data, the Computerized Neurocognitive Battery offers an effective means for measuring the integrity of intendedneurocognitive domains in about 1 hour of testing and is thus suitable for large-scale clinical and genomic studies.

BrainWare SAFARI Shown to Impact Students in Iran with Reading Problems

Researchers in Iran working with dyslexic students showed increases in memory and attention in students diagnosed with reading difficulties following the use of BrainWare. The experimental group showed training effects on non-trained tests as well as transfer effect to visual-auditory sustained attention, visual auditory vigilance/speed, and hyperactivity after training.

Neuroscience and Special Education

The purpose of this document, commissioned by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, is to provide a brief overview of how links are being developed between the rapidly expanding field of neuroscience and the practice of special education.

The Road Less Traveled

Recent reforms aimed at increasing student achievement have focused primarily on what can be termed basic academic skills. A robust research base, however, tells us that student success in school requires a combination of social, emotional, and academic/cognitive competencies. This paper discusses and makes policy recommendations regarding how the developmental sciences can prepare Educators to improve student achievement.

The High Cost of Low Educational Performance

This report uses recent economic modeling to relate cognitive skills – as measured by PISA (Programme for International Student Assesment and other international instruments – to economic growth. The relationship indicates that relatively small improvements in the skills of a nation’s labor force can have very large impacts on future well-being. Moreover, the gains, put in terms of current Gross Domestic Product (GDP), far outstrip the value of the short-run business-cycle management.

A cognitive neuroscience based computerized battery for efficient measurement of individual differences: Standardization and initial construct validation

They are cognitive neuroscience-based computerized battery based on translating tasks used in functional neuroimaging to tests for assessing individual differences in multiple cognitive domains. Inter-item correlations were moderate to high within domain and low to nil across domains, indicating construct validity.

Empirical Validation of an On-line Literacy Program using DIBELS for Title I Students-Naglieri

This first empirical examination of SkateKids suggest that the program appears to be an effective method for improving DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency scores for Title I students and, importantly, that the more children played the game the greater their improvement.

Does This Really Work?

This report, published in Learning and Leading with Technology, by the International Society for Technology in Education, discusses why some technology implementations are more successful than others. It explains how technology implementation can borrow from the scientific method to improve implementation effectiveness and incorporates principles from the Software and Information Industry Association SIIA’s Software Implementation Toolkit for Educators.

A Study of the Effectiveness of Cognitive Skill Development in a Video-Game Format

In peer-reviewed, published research, children who used BrainWare SAFARI (treatment group) showed an average of 4 years and 3 months improvement on the tests of...