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date: 11 December 2019

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Academic assessment is a complex and intricate process owing to the various factors that need to be taken into consideration. Within this chapter, an overview is provided of the skills and knowledge areas that are typically viewed as essential to successful reading, writing, and mathematics achievement. Moreover, additional factors that are important to examine in explaining poor academic achievement are reviewed. Attention is given to more recent work linking various neuropsychological processes (e.g., executive functions, memory) to academic performance. The goal of this chapter is to provide a framework of the skills, knowledge, and cognitive processes that are essential to reading, writing, and mathematics achievement. It is the intent that this framework will assist the reader in making important decisions regarding methods of academic assessment and, relatedly, appropriate areas to target for intervention.

Keywords: academic assessment, reading, writing, mathematics

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