ERIC Number: EJ819624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Test Review: Reynolds, C. R., & Kamphaus, R. W. (2003). "RIAS--Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales." Lutz, FL--Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.
Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Mrazik, Martin
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v23 n2 p223-230 2008
In this article, the authors review the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RIAS; Reynolds & Kamphaus, 2003), an individually administered test of intelligence for use with individuals between the ages of 3 and 94. The RIAS represents the newest intelligence test on the marketplace and incorporates the most current intelligence test theory and an expedient, user-friendly approach to test administration. The RIAS also incorporates a brief intelligence screening test, the Reynolds Intellectual Screening Test (RIST). The RIST uses two RIAS subtests and requires only 10 minutes to administer. Although the RIAS may be expediently administered, it provides a global measure of intelligence consistent with tests more than twice its length. The Professional Manual is instructive, and the discussion of reliability, validity, and subtest analysis is particularly informative. However, questions remain about the factor structure of the RIAS and whether it can be interpreted beyond a single factor. The authors recommend additional factor analytic studies of the standardization sample as well as studies on independent samples.
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Test Reviews, Screening Tests, Testing, Factor Structure, Scoring, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Factor Analysis
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