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Claeys, Joseph – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
The practice of individual assessment has been moving toward the empirically derived Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) theory of intellectual ability, which offers a hierarchical taxonomy of cognitive abilities. Current assessment tools provide varying adherence to operationalizing CHC theory, making clinical inference difficult. Expert consensus…
Descriptors: Inferences, Intelligence Tests, Theories, Cognitive Ability
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Watkins, Marley W. – Psychological Assessment, 2006
According to J. B. Carroll's (1993) 3-stratum theory, performance on any subtest reflects a mixture of both 2nd-order and 1st-order factors. To disentangle these influences, variance explained by the general factor should be extracted first. The 1st-order factors are then residualized, leaving them orthogonal to the general factor and each other.…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Children, Thinking Skills, Statistical Analysis
Markowitz, Judith A.; Franz, Susan K. – 1983
Word concepts have long been recognized as an integral part of intelligence, and word definition tasks are frequently used to measure them. Entire subtests requiring definitions, usually called vocabulary tests, are common; because of their apparent stability and comparability with overall intelligence, these subtests have been given a preeminent…
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Development, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education
Petti, Michael – Academic Therapy, 1987
The nonverbal Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised can provide insight into students' learning characteristics, when diagnostic interpretations of subtest results offer meaningful information. Sample report statements are given for such subtests as picture completion and arrangement, block design, object assembly, coding, and puzzles,…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Education, Handicap Identification
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Reynolds, Cecil R.; Clark, Julia H. – Psychology in the Schools, 1986
Describes a method using age equivalents and standard scores to recreate the full range of variability in the scores of high-functioning individuals. The method allows for a more complete interpretation of performance that can lead to better educational and therapeutic programing. (Author/ABB)
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, High Achievement