ERIC Number: ED240129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Study Investigating the Feasibility of Creating a Short Form of the WISC-R for Disabled Readers.
Brown, David M.; Otts, David A.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of creating a short form of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) for use in a clinical setting with disabled readers. The subjects were 100 clients ages six to sixteen of the Belser-Parton Reading Center at the University of Alabama whose files contained scores for all ten subtests of the WISC-R, a Full Scale Intelligence Quotient (FSIQ), a Sucher-Allred Reading Placement Inventory, a St. Louis Spelling Test, and the Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests. Initially, the reading test scores and the FSIQ's were used to verify the existence of a reading disability in the subjects. A multiple-R calculation was performed using a program from the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences on the University's Univac 1100 computer to determine the extent of correlation between the scores on the WISC-R subtests and the FSIQ's. The Comprehension, Vocabulary, Object Assembly, and Arithmetic subtests correlated highly with the FSIQ's. Based on these results, it appears that this tetrad of subtests may constitute a valid short form of the WISC-R for use in a clinical setting with disabled readers. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Saint Louis Spelling Test; Sucher Allred Reading Placement Inventory; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (Revised); Wechsler Intelligence Scales Short Forms; Woodcock Reading Mastery Test
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (12th, Nashville, TN, November 16-18, 1983).