Cognitive Development Task Battery for Class I Primary School Children
26 Oct, 1986
18 Jun, 1986
31 Dec, 1986
In the context of a large research project aimed at improving primary school education in Pakistan by understanding cognitive development of Pakistani children, a battery of cognitive developmental tasks was evolved. The initial battery consisted of five tasks, namely, correspondence, seriation, conservation of length, conservation of liquid and classification. After a brief introduction to Piagetian theory and methodology sample and procedure for development of tasks and data collection is described. Data analytical method for assessing the performance of the task battery has been described in detail. Item facilities, item analysis and discrimination analysis are reported. The results indicate that the task battery is a respectable research tool for assessing cognitive developmental levels of class I primary school children of Pakistan. Description of tasks along with their scoring rules is included in Appendix.
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