ERIC Number: ED329587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
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Historical Continuity in Intelligence Assessment: Goals of the WISC-III Standardization.
Roid, Gale H.
The development and standardization of the third edition of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) are described. The existence of documented historical trends was a significant factor in the project to revise the WISC-R, which is the most widely used intelligence battery in North America. Development of the third edition (WISC-III) began in the mid-1980's. An extensive array of research studies was conducted to enhance the subtest composition and characteristics of the third Wechsler factor. Improvements to the subtest included: (1) expanding the object assembly subtest; (2) adding modernized artwork; (3) improving the coding subtest; (4) extending the normative range of subtests; (5) minimizing item bias; and (6) beginning development of supplementary materials and tests. The major features of its predecessor were kept in the WISC-III for historical continuity. In addition, greater downward age compatibility was created because of the recent revision of the preschool scales. One flowchart illustrates the Wechsler Model of Intelligence. A 30-item list of references is included. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Revision Processes; Standardization; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (Revised)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (98th, Boston, MA, August 10-14, 1990).