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ERIC Number: EJ911249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Testing Intelligently Includes Double-Checking Wechsler IQ Scores
Kuentzel, Jeffrey G.; Hetterscheidt, Lesley A.; Barnett, Douglas
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v29 n1 p39-46 Feb 2011
The rigors of standardized testing make for numerous opportunities for examiner error, including simple computational mistakes in scoring. Although experts recommend that test scoring be double-checked, the extent to which independent double-checking would reduce scoring errors is not known. A double-checking procedure was established at a psychology training clinic in an effort to improve intelligence test scoring accuracy. The authors examined 50 archival protocols to determine the effects of independent double-checking on Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Third Edition scores. As expected, these procedures significantly changed IQ scores, increasing their accuracy. Anonymous trainee feedback supported the utility of these efforts and endorsed it as making a useful contribution to professional development. Recommendations for instituting such procedures in training settings are discussed, and a sample checklist to guide double-checking is provided. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children