ERIC Number: ED255877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
How to Use WISC-R Scores in Reading/Learning Disability Diagnosis. Revised Edition. Reading Aids Series, IRA Service Bulletin.
Searls, Evelyn F.
The revised version of this monograph serves two purposes: (1) to describe what the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) measures with regard to reading/learning disability in the light of current findings, and (2) to summarize research with the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) and WISC-R as related to reading/learning disability. Chapter 1 points out that the WISC-R is a classified psychological test with its use limited to personnel who have had extensive training in its administration and interpretation. The organization and administration of the WISC-R are discussed in Chapter 2, while Chapter 3 describes each subtest as to the task involved, what purportedly is being measured, method of scoring, possible implications of high and low scores, and suggested relationships to reading disability. Chapter 4 presents procedures for analyzing WISC-R scores as a means of generating hypotheses about students' cognitive strengths and weaknesses that may affect reading ability. Chapter 5 briefly describes the other two Weschsler Scales, one for young children and one for adults. Chapter 6 provides an overview of the literature on the WISC/WISC-R and reading achievement. (HOD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Comparative Analysis, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Diagnosis, Intelligence Tests, Learning Disabilities, Measurement Techniques, Reading Ability, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Research, Test Reviews
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714 (Book No. 229, $4.00 member, $6.00 nonmember).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children