ERIC Number: ED088932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
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Observations and Recommendations on the Puerto Rican Version of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children.
Moran, Roberto E.
Recommendations and criticisms are made which might result in a more reliable assessment of the Puerto Rican child's intelligence as measured by the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC). Many of these recommendations and criticisms involve typographical and grammatical errors, incorrect language usage, difficulty of item sequence and others. Further usage of the test should reveal to what extent these corrections will bring about a more valid assessment of the Puerto Rican child's general intellectual functioning. The discrepancy between the Puerto Rican and American WISC IQ's and standard deviation presents serious problems when interpreting Puerto Rican children's WISC IQ's and their subsequent classification. Included in the report is a table listing Puerto Rican IQ's (WISC) with their approximate converted American equivalents. These figures were extracted from normal curve tables, using the expected cumulative frequency distribution of the 128 cases included in the Puerto Rican sample. (RC)
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Authoring Institution: Puerto Rico Univ., Rio Piedras. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children