ERIC Number: ED231837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-10
Reference Count: 0
On Vocabulary Subtests and Children's Definitions.
Markowitz, Judith A.; Franz, Susan K.
Word concepts have long been recognized as an integral part of intelligence, and word definition tasks are frequently used to measure them. Entire subtests requiring definitions, usually called vocabulary tests, are common; because of their apparent stability and comparability with overall intelligence, these subtests have been given a preeminent position in intelligence testing. This paper describes the limitations of vocabulary subtests of intelligence scales and presents a comprehensive review of the research on children's definitions. The authors propose that many of the existing problems which surround vocabulary subtests can be alleviated by incorporating the research findings into the scoring and interpretation of these subtests. (Author/LC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Piagetian Theory; Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale; Terman Merrill Vocabulary Test; Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale; Wechsler Bellevue Intelligence Scale; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (Revised); Wechsler Preschool Primary Scale Intelligence