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ERIC Number: ED342781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Going the Extra Mile: Formal Diagnosis in the Learning Center.
Laskey, Marcia L.; Totoraitis, Ann
An annotated list of tests for assessing students' learning abilities is provided in this document. Each annotation contains information that helps the educator gauge the negative and positive aspects of the tests. Information useful in understanding intelligence quotient (IQ) subscores and their implications is included. The tests described are categorized as reading tests, a comprehensive psychoeducational test, critical thinking tests, language tests, mathematics tests, memory tests, and an intelligence test. Classification ratings for IQs on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale--Revised (WAIS-R) and Slosson Scales, implications of low scores and instructional applications of the verbal and performance tests of the WAIS-R, and implications of low scores and recommended instructional strategies for the annotated tests are outlined. Also included are 10 possible criteria for diagnosing learning disabilities and high risk students. Finally, six recommendations to facilitate learning for learning disabled students are provided in the following areas: (1) advocacy; (2) priority scheduling; (3) academic support; (4) developmental classes; (5) supplementary instructional materials; and (6) modifications of general examinations. A 13-item list of references is included. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Slosson Intelligence Test; Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale