ERIC Number: ED203612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Theoretical Analysis of the Performance of Learning Disabled Students on the Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery.
Shinn, Mark; And Others
Two studies were conducted to (1) analyze the subtest characteristics of the Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery, and (2) apply those results to an analysis of 50 fourth grade learning disabled (LD) students' performance on the Battery. Analyses indicated that the poorer performance of LD students on the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Ability, as compared to their performance on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised, can be explained in terms of the kinds of behaviors sampled in the Woodcock-Johnson Battery. Implications of the findings for assessment and placement decisions are discussed such as the possibility that the Battery measures achievement rather than ability. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. for Research on Learning Disabilities.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children; Woodcock Johnson Psycho Educational Battery