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Estudos em Avaliação Educacional

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CAPELLINI, Vera Lúcia Messias Fialho; RODRIGUES, Olga Maria Piazentin Rolim; MELCHIORI, Lígia Ebner  and  VALLE, Tânia Gracy Martins do. Crianças Contaminadas por Chumbo: estudo comparativo sobre desempenho escolar. Est. Aval. Educ. [online]. 2008, vol.19, n.39, pp.155-183. ISSN 0103-6831.

Research shows that the presence of metals above the levels allowed by legislation poses risks to human health. Children are more vulnerable to the effects of lead, which may cause a permanent decrease in intelligence and other associated disorders, such as lower school performance. The objective of this study was to evaluate the school production of lead-contaminated children comparing it to the performance of non-contaminated children. Three groups of 25 children aged 6 to 13, took part, Group 1 being of lead-contaminated children, Group 2 of children with zero proven lead, and Group 3 of children from a neighborhood with social demographic characteristics similar to the contaminated area, yet without proven contamination. For the evaluation of school production the TDE - Teste de Desempenho Escolar (School Production Test) was used. The results indicated that Group 2 had the best performance (non-contaminated) while the worst performance was of those who were contaminated (Group 1).

Keywords : Lead Contamination; School Production Test; School Productio.

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