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Benson, Nicholas F.; Beaujean, A. Alexander; Donohue, Ashley; Ward, Emily – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
W scores are used in a number of commercially available tests. Due to their complex nature, it can be hard for applied researchers and practitioners to understand them or even acquire information about them beyond what is provided in technical manuals. In this article, we provide information regarding the background and derivation of W scores that…
Descriptors: Scores, Item Response Theory, Achievement Tests, Cognitive Ability
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Stanovich, Keith E. – Educational Psychologist, 2016
The Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded in 2002 for work on judgment and decision-making tasks that are the operational measures of rational thought in cognitive science. Because assessments of intelligence (and similar tests of cognitive ability) are taken to be the quintessence of good thinking, it might be thought that such measures would…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Tests, Cognitive Science, Intelligence Tests
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Blumen, Sheyla – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
The history of intellectual assessment with children and youth in Peru is presented from the foundation of scientific psychology in Peru until now. Current practices are affected by the multicultural ethnolinguistic diversity of the country, the quality of the different training programs, as well as by Peruvian regulations for becoming an academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Student Diversity, Evaluation Methods
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Dickison, Philip; Luo, Xiao; Kim, Doyoung; Woo, Ada; Muntean, William; Bergstrom, Betty – Journal of Applied Testing Technology, 2016
Designing a theory-based assessment with sound psychometric qualities to measure a higher-order cognitive construct is a highly desired yet challenging task for many practitioners. This paper proposes a framework for designing a theory-based assessment to measure a higher-order cognitive construct. This framework results in a modularized yet…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Cognitive Tests, Test Construction, Nursing
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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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Myers, Debbie; McGrory, Maria; Westgate, Cathy – Primary Science, 2016
The best science teaching can be identified as that which sets out to support pupils' natural curiosity by equipping them with the investigative skills to make sense of the world around them. This requires a change in the way teachers think and also requires visionary leadership, agency, reflection, and enactment by participating teachers. This…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Children, Inquiry
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Greathouse, Dan; Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Gentry, Marcia; Peters, Scott – Gifted Education International, 2015
The Hope Scale is an 11-item teacher-rating instrument designed to help identify academic and social components of giftedness. It provides insights from teachers who work with students on a daily basis, which may differ from the type of information yielded through achievement and ability tests. The Hope Scale development was made possible by the…
Descriptors: Interviews, Reflection, Ability Identification, Talent Identification
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
The Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) carries out large-scale cross-national research studies in member countries in the Southern and Eastern Africa region. It aims to assess the conditions of schooling and performance levels of learners and teachers in the areas of literacy and numeracy. SACMEQ has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Researchers, Educational Quality
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Miller, Daniel C. – School Psychology Forum, 2015
The Woodcock-Johnson-Fourth edition (WJ IV; Schrank, McGrew, & Mather, 2014a) and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth edition (WISC-V; Wechsler, 2014) are two of the major tests of cognitive abilities used in school psychology. The complete WJ IV battery includes the Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities (Schrank,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Tests, Children, Intelligence Tests
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Calkin, Joshua; Karlsen, Megan – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2014
Destination Imagination is a creative problem solving competition for school-aged children that encourages creative growth and long-term problem solving skills. These skills are important for young children as they can be directly related to future success in school, home, and the workplace. This extracurricular activity has impacted 1.5 million…
Descriptors: Imagination, Creativity, Skill Development, Problem Solving
Soto, Amanda C.; Taylor, Melinda A. – Pearson Education, Inc., 2013
Learning progressions represent a set of skills or pieces of knowledge ordered sequentially from least to most complex. This sequence can guide instruction as well as assessment content. This paper describes several useful methods for validating learning progressions including validating the relationship between the progression and student…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Sequential Learning, Validity, Mastery Learning
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Crawford, John R.; Garthwaite, Paul H.; Morrice, Nicola; Duff, Kevin – Psychological Assessment, 2012
Supplementary methods for the analysis of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status are made available, including (a) quantifying the number of abnormally low Index scores and abnormally large differences exhibited by a case and accompanying this with estimates of the percentages of the normative population expected to…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Cognitive Tests, Psychological Testing, Adults
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Herer, Gilbert R. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2012
Undetected/untreated hearing loss imposes significant limitations upon individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). It can interfere with cognitive development, impede communicative and social interactions, and limit vocational aspirations. Over the past decade, the hearing of 9961 people with ID was evaluated at Special Olympics sports…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Hearing Impairments, Disease Incidence, Etiology
OECD Publishing (NJ3), 2012
A basic level of literacy and numeracy is essential for full participation in modern societies. While very few people in most of the advanced countries could be regarded as illiterate or innumerate, recent studies have shown that there are, in fact, significant numbers of people with poor skills, and that low levels of skills are associated with…
Descriptors: Literacy, Numeracy, Problem Solving, Information Technology
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Huebner, Alan – Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 2010
Cognitive diagnostic modeling has become an exciting new field of psychometric research. These models aim to diagnose examinees' mastery status of a group of discretely defined skills, or attributes, thereby providing them with detailed information regarding their specific strengths and weaknesses. Combining cognitive diagnosis with computer…
Descriptors: Cognitive Tests, Diagnostic Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing
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