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ERIC Number: EJ1016177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1446-5442
An Alternative Approach to Identifying Students with Learning Disabilities in Australian Schools
Skues, Jason L.; Cunningham, Everarda G.
Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, v13 p16-27 2013
This study examined the validity of using teacher-administered educational and intelligence tests to screen students for learning disabilities (LDs). Twenty-seven Technical and Further Education (TAFE) students from regional Victoria who were enrolled in a program that was designed to reconnect school dropouts with education via TAFE participated in the study. The findings from this study provide preliminary evidence for the validity of using the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test-Second Edition (KBIT-2) and limited evidence for using the Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM) as measures of intelligence for the screening of students with LDs. (Contains 3 tables.)
University of Newcastle. School of Education, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test; Raven Progressive Matrices; Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A