ERIC Number: ED237555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-11
Reference Count: 0
Screening Gifted Students: A Comparison of the SIT and WISC-R.
Apple, Dennis; And Others
This study attempts to respond to the suggestions of Stewart and Jones and the criticisms of Sattler and Buckhalt by assessing the precision of the Slosson Intelligence Test (SIT) in predicting Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) scores with a population of restricted range (gifted children), and examining the consistency of the SIT and WISC-R by comparing inter-examiner scores. Sixty-one students, ranging in age from 6 to 11, were randomly selected from four elementary schools and were administered the SIT and WISC-R. The school mean differences and examiner mean differences were compared respectively using dependent t tests. The SIT mean scores and WISC-R mean scores were compared respectively across school and examiners with independent t tests. The correlations between SIT scores and WISC-R scores across schools and evaluators was compared using z tests. The results indicate that at the lower end of the scale, SIT scores tend to underestimate WISC-R scores; but, as SIT scores increase, they increasingly overestimate WISC-R scores. Therefore, valuable diagnostic information that yields a qualitative picture of the child's strengths will be omitted using SIT alone. (PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Slosson Intelligence Test; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (Revised)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Alabama Association of School Psychologists (Guntersville, AL, November 11, 1983).