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    Fundamental Skills 2

     

    Cognitive analysis for students from 1st grade to 3rd grade (6, 7 and 8 years old) )

    Author: Isauro Blanco - Habilmind Team

  • What is this test for?​

    It is a cognitive analysis of the fundamental skills that influence student learning.


    It is aimed to students from 1st to 3rd year of elementary school (6, 7 and 8 years old).

  • HF2 selects the most important intellectual skills​

    In this test we have selected skills that we can group into:

    • Logical-verbal reasoning skills
    • Logical-mathematical reasoning skills
    • Basic reading skills
       
  • Analyzed indicators

    Logical-verbal reasoning skills​

    Abstract: Learning depends fundamentally on verbal reasoning skills, as all information is processed through language presented in oral or written form.

     

     

    The three skills we measure in this group are:

     

    • Vocabulary: the student who has a reduced vocabulary is limited to process information and therefore his learning is reduced.
    • Basic Comprehensive Reading: reading comprehension is achieved by the adequate relationship of the words to obtain the central idea of a paragraph.
    • Traking of Comprehensive information: comprehensive information tracking and handling occurs when a student is able to relate different paragraphs of a reading to obtain the meaning of an entire text or to follow an instruction.
       

    Implications of poor logical-verbal reasoning:

    Basically difficulties to:

    • Understand a text
    • Understand an explanation
    • Understand the sentence of a problem
       

    Logical-mathematical reasoning skills

    Abstract: The second pillar of fundamental learning is mathematical reasoning, which affects not only the handling of mathematics and its applications in science, but also has repercussions on abstract reasoning: induction, deduction, implications, management of general symbolic information.


    The skill we measure in this group is:

    •  Capturing mathematical facts: The ability to capture arithmetic facts is the first step for the adequate learning of the four arithmetic operations.

    Implications of poor logical-mathematical reasoning:

    Difficulties in all subjects related to mathematics and abstract reasoning in general.

     

    In the current context, having low logical-mathematical skills can greatly condition the future of the student.
     

    Basic reading skills

    We measure the skills that condition reading because this is the fundamental tool for long-term learning; its roots are in primary school and its gradual and systematic development is very important.

     

    The three skills that we measure in this group are:

    • Visual capture of information: 80% of the information we process is captured by the visual channel. Therefore, it is essential to know the accuracy and quality of this capture.
    • Visual discrimination: This skill affects the speed of reading by detecting known words and associating the unknown ones with patterns previously installed in the mind. In addition, it has an important impact on spelling and the capture of differences and similarities.
    • Speed in word recognition: Fluent, fast and accurate machine reading conditions reading comprehension.
       

    Implications of poor reading skills:

    The difficulties that a student with low reading skills may present are multiple:

    • Difficulties in studying.
    • Difficulties in concentrating on reading.
    • Preference for screen stimuli over written text.
    • Slowness in learning.
       
  • Interpretation of results

    I've already applied the test. Now it's time to review the results and take action based on them.

    We'll help you with that.

  • Access to group results

    Once you access the platform, click on the test and follow the instructions in the image.

    Find the group you want to see the result of

    Analyze the group's results

    Keep in mind the legend of the acronym of each skill:


    - CUM Vocabulary - CRM Basic Comprehensive Reading - CSM Extensive Information Tracking - CSS Mathematical Fact Catching - CUF Visual Catching - EUF Visual Discrimination - NTS Fast and Accurate Reading
     

     
    Worst Performing Skills: Find the worst performing skills in your group.
    Top performing skills: Find the most developed skills in your group.

    Find the worst performing students
    Locate the students with the best results
    Locate students who have not yet taken the test

    Take a closer look at some students

    Click on the "view" option to the left of each student's name.

     

    The report gives you all the information you need. We only suggest that you spend the necessary time reading it.

     

    You don't have to read them all :-) focus on those that interest you the most or where more intervention is needed.

  • Group intervention through practical recommendations for teachers

  • Go to "Teacher recommendations"

    First access the results dashboard, click on the student you want to analyze. Once selected, go to the menu on the left and click on "Teacher Recommendations".


    You will find the recommendations to cognitively stimulate a particular student.

     
    In this report you will find practical recommendations to help teachers stimulate cognitive skills at the group level.

    Access the "school report"

    You'll find it on the menu on the left.

     
    In this report you will find practical recommendations to help teachers stimulate cognitive skills at the group level.

    Meet with the teachers

    Suggestions for this step:

    • Meet with the director and explain the results. Discuss the possibility of organizing a meeting with the tutors to share them, to check the needs and to agree on improvement actions. He will say yes :-) Try to get him to attend the meeting with the teachers.
    • Call the meeting with the tutors of a stage (for example elementary).
    • Send the report of his group to each tutor (in the previous point you can see how to download it).
    • Explain the reason for the meeting.

    At the meeting:

    • Share the results: Use a projector and browse the platform, results, reports, etc.
    • Ask the teachers for their students with lower results and also for those who could be of high abilities.
    • Discuss with them the practical recommendations.
    • Consensus is reached on what actions can be carried out to stimulate the whole group of students, giving priority to those that show the greatest need for intervention.
    • Try to arrange a follow-up meeting for a few months.

  • Group intervention through a cognitive stimulation program

    Research the different programs in your country.

    We propose that you value the possibility of the "Habilmente Program", since it focuses on stimulating the skills that we measure in Habilmind, but do not hesitate to look for other alternatives that will surely be very useful.

     

    You can also combine cognitive training with the improvement of social-emotional skills. You can find more information about the Achievements program here.

    Meet with your centre's management team

    Explain to them the results of your research and the suitability of such a program for the students of the center. Don't forget to present the results of the groups of students evaluated.

  • The skill batteries are complemented by the cognitive stimulation program Habilmente

  • Documentation and practical details

    Foundations, manuals and evaluated areas of this test

    • What is the Learning Skills model? see more
    • What are the differences between this test and the intelligence tests? see more
    • Why should we evaluate skills every two years? see more
    • Do students need to know how to answer all the questions correctly? see more
     
    • Basis and theoretical explanation: see more
    • Application manual: see more
    • Versión audio, si los niños no leen bien aún: see more
    • Reports and results:  see more

    Specific information about this test

    ⏳ Test duration time:

    45 minutes

     

    ⚙️ Courses on which I can apply the test:

    1st, 2nd and 3rd elementary
    (6, 7 and 8 years old)

     

    ♻️ When can I re-evaluate:

    It is recommended to wait at least one year.

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