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ERIC Number: EJ806732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Convergent and Discriminant Validity of the Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test with Limited English Proficient Mexican-American Elementary Students
Borghese, Peter; Gronau, Roger C.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v23 n2 p128-139 2005
Correlations and mean score differences between IQs derived from the Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test (UNIT; Bracken & McCallum, 1998) and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Third Edition (WISC-III; Wechsler, 1991) were compared. Participants were Limited English Proficient (LEP) Mexican-American elementary school students, who were administered the UNIT and the WISC-III in counterbalanced order. The data revealed greater than expected correlations between the UNIT Full Scale and the WISC-III Full Scale and Verbal IQs. Patterns of correlations between the UNIT and the WISCIII provided support for both the convergent and discriminant validity of the UNIT with the targeted population. As anticipated, UNIT Full Scale IQs were significantly higher than WISCIII Full Scale IQs. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Cognitive Ability