ERIC Number: ED259068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-27
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Spanish Translation of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised with Puerto Rican Children and Adolescents.
Rodriguez, Maria D.; And Others
Two studies were performed with Puerto Rican children and adolescents in Puerto Rico and Connecticut to determine the reliability and predictive validity of the Spanish translation of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised, the Escala de Inteligencia Wechsler para Ninos-Revisada (EIWN-R). Results suggest that the EIWN-R is a reliable measure when used with groups of this kind. Although the scale seems reliable, further investigation should be conducted to determine the cultural appropriateness of various items in the Verbal Scale. The need for norms for the Puerto Rican population is supported in these studies, though with a limited sample, by the lower IQ mean score. The use of American norms with Puerto Rican children in the United States might result in inappropriate placement of children in special education. (RDN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Hartford Public Schools, CT.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Puerto Rico State Dept. of Education, Hato Rey.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children