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Wechsler Intelligence Test for Children (Sth Ed) Purpose of Assessment Assess the global intellectual ability and processing ability of children. Areas Meacured: Intellect ‘Age Range: 6-0 to 16-11 Research: ‘The standardization sample consisted of 2,200 children selected so as to represent a random sample of U.S. children stratified by age, gender, race/ethnicity, geographic region, and parent education Description: The WISC-III contains 10 mandatory and 3 optional subtests. The 10 mandatory subtests combine to yield verbal, performance, and full-scale scores Who Should Administer: Peychologist Pros: Flag shift of 19 tests Cons: Can not be administered by teacher Zach Selnes ‘Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale Purpose of Assessment: Assess general intelligence Areas Measured: Fluid reasoning, knowledge, quantitative reasoning, visual spatial Research: Was normed on a random sample of 4,800 individuals. Bias reviews were conducted on all items for gender, ethnic, cultural/religious, regional, and socioeconomic status issues, Description: 10 subtests and can yield a Full Scale 19 score Who Should Administer: Psychologist Prost Accurately assesses low-functioning, normal intelligence, and high- functioning individuals cons: Validity is debated because it was first used to identify problem behaviors. Zach Selnes Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test Purpose of Assessment: Designed as a screening instrument Areas Measured: Crystallized intelligence (vocabulary) and fluid intelligence Research: Independently established norms based on a national standardization sample selected to match U.S. census data, Description: ‘Two subtests that are vocabulary and matrices. Vocabulary is broken into expressive and definitions. Who Should Administer: Someone who has been properly trained to administer this test. Pros: Provides valid and reliable results. Only takes 15 to 30 minutes. Cons: Should not be used as part of a comprehensive evaluation to determine placement zach selnes