Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children

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Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children- 4th Edition (WISC-IV)

ReferencesLindsey, B. (2010, Oct 19). Wisc-iv demonstration. YouTube. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=urIRIPyLY3wReynolds, C.R., Livingston, R.L., & Willson, V.L. (2009). Measurement and assessment in education. (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education Inc.Testing Mom. (2012, Sep 17). Test prep for wisc test. YouTube. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8uUrxfXpJ8

Facts* Most popular form of intelligence test* Ages 6-16* 2-3 hours* Administered by professionals in the area of psychological assessments* Made up of 15 subtests* Provides 4 index scores and a full scale IQ score* "Provide[s] reliable information about student's abilities in specific areas" (p. 348)(Reynolds et al., 2009, p. 345, 348)

Other Wechsler TestsWechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence 3rd Edition (WPPSI-III)- Ages 2 years 6 months- 7 years 3 monthsWechsler Adult Intelligence Scale 3rd Edition (WAIS-III)- Ages 16-89(Reynolds et al., 2009, p. 349)

Subtests1. Arithmetic (WMI) *2. Block Design (PRI)3. Cancellation (PSI) *4. Coding (PSI)5. Comprehension (VCI)6. Digit Span (WMI)7. Information (VCI) *8. Letter- Number Sequencing (WMI)9. Matrix Reasoning (PRI)10. Picture Completion (PRI) *11. Picture Concepts (PRI)12. Similarities (VCI)13. Symbol Search (PSI)14. Vocabulary (VCI)15. Word Reasoning (VCI) ** = supplemental subtests(Reynolds et al., 2009, p. 347-349)

Supplemental Subtests* "Used to 'substitute for a core subject if the core subtest if the core subtest is seen as inappropriate for a particular student...[or]...if a core subtest is 'spoiled' or 'invalidated'" (Reynolds et al., 2009, p.348)

Four Index Scores1. Verbal Comprehension Index (VCI)2. Perceptual Reasoning Index (PRI)3. Working Memory Index (WMI)4. Processing Speed Index (PSI)(Reynolds et al., 2009, p. 348)

Kelly Gauthier (4513734)American Public UniversityDr. William Gillum04/19/15

Watch a demonstration/explanation of the WISC-IV below

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