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Jonson, Jessica L.; Trantham, Pamela; Usher-Tate, Betty Jean – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
One of the substantive changes in the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing was the elevation of fairness in testing as a foundational element of practice in addition to validity and reliability. Previous research indicates that testing practices often do not align with professional standards and guidelines. Therefore, to raise…
Descriptors: Culture Fair Tests, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Intelligence Tests
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Wicherts, Jelte M.; Dolan, Conor V. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2010
Measurement invariance with respect to groups is an essential aspect of the fair use of scores of intelligence tests and other psychological measurements. It is widely believed that equal factor loadings are sufficient to establish measurement invariance in confirmatory factor analysis. Here, it is shown why establishing measurement invariance…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Intelligence Tests, Intelligence Quotient, Factor Analysis
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Hills, John R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1984
A true-false measure concerning the interpretation of intelligence quotients (IQ) is presented. The correct responses to the 10 items, and a brief explanation of each, are also included. The author attempts to reveal many misconceptions about the interpretation of IQ scores. (DWH)
Descriptors: Intelligence Quotient, Intelligence Tests, Objective Tests, Test Interpretation
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Cahan, Sorel – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2000
Discusses the effects of schooling on the development of intelligence in children and how the amount of schooling should be considered when developing norms for turning intelligence test performance into IQ scores. Suggests that because of differences in schooling among same-age children, use of age-based norms results in biased deviation IQS.…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Child Development, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gardner, Eric F. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1986
This is an introductory comment by the organizer of the 1986 symposium of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME). The symposium was organized as a memorial to the late Roger Lennon, former president of NCME and a scholar in the field of educational measurement. (JAZ)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Educational Researchers, Educational Testing, Intelligence Tests
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Beck, Michael D. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1986
Tracing the development of the Otis test series, the author argues that there will be a continuing demand for group-administered general mental ability tests in education. He foresees a need for better ways of relating ability test scores with skills and achievements to make them more educationally useful. (Author/JAZ)
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Tests, Educational History
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Sternberg, Robert J. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1986
Though the most widely used "Intelligence" tests have changed little in the last half century, the author predicts a variety of new influences of future intelligence testing, ranging from the ways we conceptualize intelligence, to the manner in which we pose problems to assess it. (Author/JAZ)
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Testing