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Four year observational descriptive study of triplets to ascertain which measures best predict success in primary French immersion James, Lydia Marie-France


This observational study examines the four-year academic and social development of a set of triplets, one girl and two identical boys attending French immersion. The positive effects this programme has on a child's development are reviewed extensively considering also the learning disabled student. Data for the case study included test results from psychoeducational and informal tests and teachers' ratings. The sample size did not permit a statistical analysis to predict Grade 3 performance in French or English. Cognitive skills, motivation (attitudes, personality traits), and not Kindergarten screening results were predictors of the triplets' success in primary French immersion.

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