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1993

Cognition and culture -- Oregon

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Cognitive Development Of Bilingual Korean-Americans In An Oregon School District, Kimiko Okada King Feb 1993

Cognitive Development Of Bilingual Korean-Americans In An Oregon School District, Kimiko Okada King

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This research examined whether bilingualism would accelerate or hinder the cognitive as well as academic development of the Korean American individuals in an Oregon school district by analyzing the standardized test scores at grades 3, 5, 7, and 9. Eleven monolingual and 27 bilingual students released the Survey of Basic Skills (SBS) as well as Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) scores for this study. The analyses of the test scores revealed that the Korean-American students in this school district were performing at a much higher level against the national norm (the 50th percentile), or the school district norm (the 75th percentile ...