Oliveira, O. L., Nicoletti, M. C., & del Val Cura, L. M. (2014). Quantitative correlation between ability to compute and student performance in a primary school. In Proceedings of the 45th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 505-510). New York: ACM.


Type: Empirical

Purpose: The purpose of this empirical article is determine if there is a statistical correlation between the student's ability to compute and his/her academic performance in primary school.

Findings: Results indicate significant correlation at p < .01 between test scores (ability to compute) and academic scores for all grade bands. Strong correlations among these two variables were found in grades 6, 8, and 9, while grade 7 indicated a moderate correlation coefficient.



Sample Size: 81

Participant Type: 81 students in a primary school in Brazil across 4 grade bands (6th - 9th grade). Total of 35 girls and 46 boys. Age range was 11- 15 years old.