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Oakland, Thomas; Wechsler, Solange Muglia – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
This article provides guidelines for an entry-level course that prepares psychology students and practitioners to acquire entry-level skills, abilities, knowledge, and attitudes important to the individual assessment of intellectual abilities of children and youth. The article reviews prominent international, regional, and national policies,…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Intelligence Tests, School Psychology, School Psychologists
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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
Rosenfeld, S. James – Communique, 2010
Despite being well-settled as a matter of law, the issue of whether test protocols must be disclosed to parents continues to be a source of dispute between schools, school psychologists, and parents. To be sure, one of the reasons for this vampire-like existence is the imprecision of the questioners and questions. Moreover, professional guidance…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Parents, Questioning Techniques, Disclosure
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Klausmeier, Kay; And Others – Gifted Child Quarterly, 1987
An analysis of a survey of assessment practices of 131 school psychologists revealed that they most often used the Wechsler Scales to identify gifted, gifted/learning disabled, and learning disabled students despite the availability of newly developed tests. A number of training needs relating to assessment were also identified. (Author/VW)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted