Explore what cognitive ability domains were measured in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) cohort by age and test used.
For background guidance on the table below, see the main harmonisation feasibility page in this guide.
|Test||7.5 yrs||8.5 yrs||9 yrs||10 yrs||11.5 yrs||12.5 yrs||13 yrs||15.5 yrs||17.5 yrs|
|Basic Reading||Gc/ Grw|
|Phoneme Deletion Task||Gc/ Grw|
|Letter Decision Task||Gs/ Gv|
|Motor Ability Task||Gp|
|Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-III)||G|
|Object Assembly (WISC-III)||Gf/ Gs|
|Coding (WISC-III)||Gv/ Gs|
|Block Design (WISC-III)||Gs/ Gv|
|Picture Arrangement (WISC-III)||Gc/ Gf/ Gv|
|Picture Completion (WISC-III)||Gv/ Gc|
|DANVA: Faces Subtest||Gkn|
|TEACh: Selective Attention and Motor Control: Sky Search||Gs/ Gps/ Gv/ Gsm||Gs/ Gps/ Gv/ Gsm|
|TEACh: Dividing Attention (Dual Task)||Gsm/ Gs/ Gps/ Gv/ Ga||Gs/ Gps/ Gv/ Gsm/ Ga|
|TEACh: Attentional control (Opposite Worlds)||Gs/ Gsm||Gs/ Gsm|
|Listening Comprehension||Gc/ Glr|
|Short-term Memory (Nonword Repetition)||Gsm|
|Word and Nonword Reading Test||Gc/ Grw|
|Neale Analysis of Reading Ability (NARA II)||Gc/ Grw|
|Sentence Decision Task||Gc/ Grw|
|Working Memory (Counting Span Task)||Gsm/ Gv|
|Inhibition (Stop-Signal) Task||Gt||Gt|
|Higher Conceptual Reasoning (Bike Drawing)||G|
|Phonological Awareness (Spoonerisms)||NA|
|Tests of Word Reading Fluency (TOWRE)||Gc/ Grw||Gc/ Grw|
|Motor Skill and Movement Test||Gps|
|Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI)||G|
|Matrix Reasoning (WASI)||Gf/ Gv|
|N-Back Task (Working Memory)||Gsm|
|Go No Go (Affective Go/No-Go Task)||NA|
|Probability Learning and Reversal Task||Gsm|
Gf=Fluid reasoning/fluid intelligence; Gsm=Short-term memory; Glr=Long-term storage & retrieval; Gs=Processing speed; Gt=Reaction time; Gps=Psychomotor speed; Gc=Acquired knowledge/crystallised intelligence; Gkn=Domain-specific knowledge; Grw=Reading and writing; Gq=Quantitative knowledge; Gv=Visual processing; Ga=Auditory processing; Gp=Psychomotor ability; G=General/multi-domain cognitive ability factor; NA=Not applicable (no Cattell-Horn-Carroll ability type measured).
Explanations of the individual ability domains are provided in the introductory section of this guide.
Find out more about each of the cognitive tests administered to the ALSPAC cohort in our searchable overview of measures.
Explore what cognitive abilities have been measured by the other cohort studies in this guide:
- 1946 National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD)
- 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS)
- 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70)
- Millennium Cohort Study (MCS)
Explore where similar cognitive abilities have been measured across the studies at different ages:
This page is part of CLOSER’s ‘A guide to the cognitive measures in five British birth cohort studies’.