ERIC Number: ED412451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
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WISC-III/WISC-R Relationships in Native Alaskan Students.
Smith, Douglas K.; Buckley, Sharon; Shine, Agnes E.
Since the introduction of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Third Edition (WISC-III), practitioners have raised questions concerning the equivalency of scores on the WISC-III and WISC Revised (WISC-R) in the re-evaluation of students receiving special education services. Since studies with minority students are lacking in this area, a study was designed to examine the relationship between WISC-III and WISC-R scores using a sample of Native Alaskan students being re-evaluated for possible continuation of special education services. Subjects included 47 Native Alaskan students, with a mean age of 9.64 years at initial evaluation with the WISC-R and a mean age of 12.39 years at re-evaluation with the WISC-III. Results of the study suggest stability of performance in the verbal areas of the Wechsler with nonsignificant differences between WISC-III and WISC-R mean subtest scores on Information, Similarities, Arithmetic, Vocabulary, and Digit Span. Verbal intelligence scores were 4.64 points higher on the WISC-III although previous studies found the scores to be consistent. Differences in scores were most likely to occur on the Performance Scale and least likely to occur on the Verbal Scale. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children