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ERIC Number: ED527154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 264
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-5218-6121-2
Intelligent Testing: Integrating Psychological Theory and Clinical Practice
Kaufman, James C., Ed.
Cambridge University Press
The field of intelligence testing has been revolutionized by Alan S. Kaufman. He developed the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) with David Wechsler, and his best-selling book, Intelligent Testing with the WISC-R, introduced the phrase "intelligent testing." Kaufman, with his wife, Nadeen, then created his own series of tests: the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC), the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (K-TEA), the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (K-BIT), and many others. The K-ABC, the first major intelligence test to challenge the Wechsler, helped raise the bar for future tests. This book is a celebration of his life's work, with contributions by a who's who in IQ testing, including Bruce Bracken, Dawn Flanagan, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, Randy Kamphaus, Nancy Mather, Steve McCallum, Jack Naglieri, Tom Oakland, Cecil Reynolds, and Robert Sternberg. The book, edited by his son James, features essays expanding on his work and ideas from former students and colleagues. This book is divided into four parts. Part I, Those Who Know Him, contains the following: (1) Alan S. Kaufman's Contributions (Nadeen L. Kaufman); (2) Who Is Alan S. Kaufman? (Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger); and (3) Alan S. Kaufman: The Man and the Professional (Jennie Kaufman Singer). Part II, Intelligent Testing, contains the following: (4) Intelligent Testing: Bridging the Gap between Classical and Romantic Science in Assessment (Elaine Fletcher-Janzen); (5) The Intelligent Testing of Children with Specific Learning Disabilities (Nancy Mather); (6) Temperament Preferences for Children Ages 8 through 17 in a Nationally Represented Sample (Kyle Bassett and Thomas Oakland); and (7) Intelligent Intelligence Testing: The Influence of Alan S. Kaufman (Jack A. Naglieri). Part III, The Intersection of Theory and Measurement, contains the following: (8) Kaufman on Theory, Measurement, Interpretation, and Fairness: A Legacy in Training, Practice, and Research (Samuel O. Ortiz and Dawn P. Flanagan); (9) The Theory of Successful Intelligence as a Basis for New Forms of Ability Testing at the High School, College, and Graduate School Levels (Robert J. Sternberg); (10) Kaufman's Work in the Penumbra between Measurement Science and Clinical Assessment (Randy W. Kamphaus and Cecil R. Reynolds); and (11) Success Is a Latent Variable: How Alan Kaufman Shaped Intelligence Test Theory, Interpretation, and Psychometrics with Factor Analysis (Jason C. Cole). Part IV, Kaufman Across the World, contains the following: (12) The K-ABC in France (Claire Enea-Drapeau and Michele Carlier); (13) Dr. Alan Kaufman's Contribution to Japan: K-ABC, Intelligent Testing, and School Psychology (Toshinori Ishikuma); (14) Alan Kaufman's Deep Influence in Sweden (Jan Alm); and (15) Intelligent Testing of Underserved Populations (R. Steve McCallum and Bruce A. Bracken). (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France; Japan; Sweden; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children; Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test; Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children