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ERIC Number: EJ1106464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Assessing the Incremental Value of KABC-II Luria Model Scores in Predicting Achievement: What Do They Tell Us beyond the MPI?
McGill, Ryan J.; Spurgin, Angelia R.
Psychology in the Schools, v53 n7 p677-689 Aug 2016
The current study examined the incremental validity of the Luria interpretive scheme for the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition (KABC-II) for predicting scores on the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement-Second Edition (KTEA-II). All participants were children and adolescents (N = 2,025) drawn from the nationally representative KABC-II/KTEA-II linked standardization sample. Consistent with previous studies, the full scale Mental Processing Index (MPI) score accounted for clinically significant portions of KTEA-II score variance in all of the regression models that were assessed. In contrast, the Luria factor scores collectively failed to provide meaningful incremental predictive variance after controlling for the effects of the MPI. Individually, the factor scores consistently accounted for trivial portions of achievement variance. Potential implications of these results for the correct interpretation of the KABC-II within clinical practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children; Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement
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