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ERIC Number: ED216481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 8
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Reference Count: 0
Rural Alaska WISC-R Norms.
Wilson, M. Lee
Problems of using standardized tests with multicultural/multilingual Alaskan native students include cultural bias and examiner bias. The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) was administered to 320 Alaskan native children in an attempt to establish local norms for the WISC-R. Results showed that bicultural/bilingual children in rural Alaska seemed to perform within the normal range for the norming sample on performance items requiring receptive knowledge of English. Verbal scores, however, showed a wide discrepancy with rural native Ss scoring significantly lower than the norming sample. The full scale IQ was also lower for the native Ss. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (Revised)