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Kranzler, John H.; Floyd, Randy G.; Benson, Nicholas; Zaboski, Brian; Thibodaux, Lia – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
The Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA) approach to identifying a specific learning disorder (SLD) is based on the postulate that deficits in cognitive abilities in the presence of otherwise average general intelligence are causally related to academic achievement weaknesses. To examine this postulate, we conducted a classification agreement analysis…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Children, Youth, Cognitive Ability
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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