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ERIC Number: ED109216
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Applicability of Learning Potential Measurement with Spanish-Speaking Youth as an Alternative to IQ. Final Report.
Gimon, Alexander T.; And Others
The learning potential (LP) procedure represents an alternative method of measuring ability of Spanish-speaking students who tend to score low on traditional IQ tests. This study sought to determine the relative predictive power of LP and IQ measures on achievement of 188 first through sixth grade Spanish-speaking students. Subjects participated in the Raven and Series LP procedures and were administered the WISC Performance Scale in Spanish and the WISC vocabulary subtest, Picture Motivator Scale, and IAGAS numeric, nonverbal, and verbal subtests in Spanish and English. Numeric and nonverbal achievement in both Spanish and English were significantly related to posttraining Series LP scores, WISC performance IQ, and age. WISC vocabulary scores were related only to verbal achievement in the same language. The LP procedure resulted in increased levels of performance on a reasoning task and provided a better predictor of achievement than verbal IQ for these students. Included in the appendices are the instruments used in the study. (Author/DEP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Bilingual Students, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Intelligence Quotient, Intelligence Tests, Low Income Groups, Predictive Measurement, Spanish Speaking, Standardized Tests, Student Motivation, Test Bias, Test Results, Test Validity, Testing
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Inst. for Educational Problems, Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Raven Progressive Matrices