ERIC Number: ED262545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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A Study of WISC-R Subtest Scores of Learning Disabled Students.
Mayes, Annette G.; Roberts, Adrian R.
To examine the cognitive strengths and weaknesses of learning disabled (LD) students, WISC-R (Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised) subtest scores of 309 kindergarten through sixth grade LD students were analyzed. The 10 subtests were the information, similarities, arithmetic, vocabulary, comprehension, picture completion, picture arangement, block design, object assembly, and coding subtests. Findings are summarized for the total population, for males and females, whites and nonwhites, students in K-3 and 4-6. Among major findings were that: with few exceptions, the mean scale scores to the 10 subtests for all populations were below average; overall, LD Ss made higher scores on performance than on verbal subtests; generally, mean scores for the subpopulations were highest for picture arrangement, picture completion, and object assembly; LD Ss in K-3 scored significantly higher than LD Ss in 4-6 on vocabulary and comprehension subtests; males scored significantly higher than females on picture completion and object assembly while females scored higher on the coding subtest; and, with the exception of the arithmetic and coding test, white Ss scored significantly higher than did nonwhites. (CL)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children