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Kranzler, John H.; Floyd, Randy G.; Benson, Nicholas; Zaboski, Brian; Thibodaux, Lia – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
In this rejoinder, the authors describe the aim of the original study as an effort to conduct a critical test of an important postulate underlying the Cross-Battery Assessment PSW approach (XBA PSW; Kranzler, Floyd, Benson, Zaboski, & Thibodaux, this issue). The authors used classification agreement analysis to examine the concordance between…
Descriptors: Identification, Learning Disabilities, Criticism, Evidence Based Practice
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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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Kranzler, John H.; Benson, Nicholas; Floyd, Randy G. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
This article briefly reviews the history of intellectual assessment of children and youth in the United States of America, as well as current practices and future directions. Although administration of intelligence tests in the schools has been a longstanding practice in the United States, their use has also elicited sharp controversy over time.…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Children, Youth, Test Construction