ERIC Number: ED247265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
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Suitability of Neuropsychological Test Norms with Black Adolescents.
Knuckle, Essie Proax; Campbell, Alfonso L.
Inasmuch as blacks and other ethnic minorities have not been included in normative studies of most neuropsychological tests, the validity of these measures with these populations is questionable. The present study examined the suitability of selected neuropsychological test norms with 100 "normal" (Mean Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised, Full Scale I.Q. 99.52), black adolescents who were 12 and 13 years of age at the time of testing. The neuropsychological tests selected for this study included the Benton Visual Retention Test-Revised, the Symbol Digit Modalities Test, and the Purdue Pegboard Test of manual dexterity. Results show that when published norms were used to evaluate the performances of these subjects, an unacceptably high number of misclassification errors sometimes resulted. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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