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ERIC Number: EJ806729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 119
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Construct Validity of the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Third Edition, and Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents
Canivez, Gary L.; Neitzel, Ryan; Martin, Blake E.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v23 n1 p15-34 2005
The present study reports data supporting the construct validity of the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (K-BIT; Kaufman & Kaufman, 1990), the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Third Edition (WISC-III; Wechsler, 1991), and the Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents (ASCA; McDermott, Marston, & Stott, 1993) through convergent and discriminant comparisons in a sample of 207 students receiving special education evaluations. Results were as hypothesized, with high and statistically significant correlations between the K-BIT and WISC-III, supporting convergent validity. Moderate and statistically significant correlations were obtained between the two intelligence measures (K-BIT and WISC-III) and measures of academic achievement (WIAT, WIAT-II, WJ-R ACH, or WJ-3 ACH) at levels typical of ability-achievement correlations. Correlations between the two intelligence measures (K-BIT and WISC-III) and the ASCA, a measure of child psychopathology, were low to near zero, supporting discriminant validity. Further discriminant evidence of construct validity was provided by the low to near zero correlations between the ASCA and the measures of academic achievement. (Contains 3 tables and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test; Wechsler Individual Achievement Test; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement