ERIC Number: ED243911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Producing Stories for the WISC-R Picture Arrangement Items.
Miller, Gloria E.; Yussen, Steven R.
In two separate experiments, children (2nd and 7th graders) and adults generated oral descriptions of the picture stories in the WISC-R picture arrangement task. Comprehension of the stories was assessed by subjects' use of logical connectives and by mention of subtle themes in interpreting the more difficult stories. In both experiments and on both measures, adults exhibited better comprehension than second graders. However, only in experiment 1, where a non-canonical example story preceded the task, did adults also outperform the seventh graders. In experiment 2, the example was a canonical story and seventh graders performed as well as adults. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children