Explore what cognitive ability domains were measured in the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) cohort by age and test used.
For background guidance on the table below, see the main harmonisation feasibility page in this guide.
|Test||3 yrs||5 yrs||7 yrs||11 yrs||14 yrs||17 yrs|
|Bracken School Readiness||Gc (Gq/Gv)|
|Naming Vocabulary (BAS II)||Gc||Gc|
|Pattern Construction (BAS II)||Gv||Gv|
|Picture Similarities (BAS II)||Gf|
|Word Reading (BAS II)||Gc/Grw|
|Progress in Maths (NFER, adapted)||Gq|
|Verbal Similarities (BAS II)||Gc|
|Cambridge Gambling Task (CGT; CANTAB)||Gt/Gs||Gt/Gs|
|Spatial Working Memory Task (SWM; CANTAB)||Gsm|
|Vocabulary test (Applied Psychological Unit (APU))||Gc|
|Number Analogies test (CAT3)||Gq|
Gf=Fluid reasoning/fluid intelligence; Gsm=Short-term memory; Glr=Long-term storage & retrieval; Gs=Processing speed; Gt=Reaction time; Gc=Acquired knowledge/crystallised intelligence; Grw=Reading and writing; Gq=Quantitative knowledge; Gv=Visual processing.
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 MCS 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)
- Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)
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’.