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Wechsler, Solange Muglia; de Cassia Nakano, Tatiana – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
The history of cognitive assessment in Brazil is described through evolutionary movements or waves, when tests were just imported and translated from other countries, criticized, and later evaluated in laboratories on test construction founded at private and state universities. The presence of high standards for test use place Brazil at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Youth, Cognitive Measurement
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Kaufman, Alan S. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
The two featured articles and eight commentaries on the WISC-IV (Wechsler, 2003) and WAIS-IV (Wechsler, 2008) in this special issue of "Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment" are of exceptional quality. As a collective, this special issue greatly advances the field of cognitive assessment by intelligently synthesizing the best of…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Intelligence Quotient, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Measurement
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Flanagan, Rosemary – Psychology in the Schools, 1995
The K-ABC is discussed in relation to the Wechsler Intelligence Scale (WISC-R) as a second measure of cognitive ability for children of various linguistic backgrounds who are conversational in English but have difficulty with written English. The K-ABC illustrated that the children had higher cognitive ability than was measured by the WISC-R; this…
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Tests, English (Second Language)