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Fenollar-Cortés, Javier; Watkins, Marley W. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The construct validity of the Spanish Version of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Fifth Edition (WISC-V[superscript Spain]) was investigated via confirmatory factor analysis. For all 15 subtests, the higher-order model preferred by Wechsler (2015b) contained five group factors but lacked discriminant validity. A bifactor model with…
Descriptors: Children, Intelligence Tests, Construct Validity, Test Reliability
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Kush, Joseph C.; Canivez, Gary L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The factor structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--Fourth Edition, Italian adaptation (WISC-IV Itaian; Orsini, Pezzuti, & Picone, 2012; Wechsler, 2012) standardization sample was examined with exploratory factor analytic methods (EFA) not included in the "Technical Manual." Principal-axis extraction followed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Children, Factor Structure
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Fenollar-Cortés, Javier; López-Pinar, Carlos; Watkins, Marley W. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The factorial structure of the WISC-IV for 859 Spanish children diagnosed with ADHD was examined. A bifactor model with the four factors first identified by Wechsler (2003a) was the best fit to the data. The Coding and Symbol Search subtests were particularly poor measures of "g" but relatively strong measures of the Processing Speed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Test Validity
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McGill, Ryan J.; Canivez, Gary L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The present study examined the factor structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition, Spanish (WISC-IV Spanish, Wechsler, 2005a) with normative sample participants aged 6-16 years (N = 500) using confirmatory factor analytic techniques not reported in the WISC-IV Spanish Manual (Wechsler, 2005b). For the 10 core subtest…
Descriptors: Children, Intelligence Tests, Factor Analysis, Construct Validity
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Watkins, Marley W.; Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Canivez, Gary L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The reliability and factorial validity of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--Fifth Edition: Canadian (WISC-V[superscript CDN]) was investigated. The higher-order model preferred by Wechsler (2014b) contained five group factors but lacked discriminant validity. An alternative bifactor model with four group factors and one general factor,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Intelligence Tests, Test Validity
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Blumen, Sheyla – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
The history of intellectual assessment with children and youth in Peru is presented from the foundation of scientific psychology in Peru until now. Current practices are affected by the multicultural ethnolinguistic diversity of the country, the quality of the different training programs, as well as by Peruvian regulations for becoming an academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Student Diversity, Evaluation Methods
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Hurks, Petra P. M.; Bakker, Helen – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
In this article, we briefly describe the history of intelligence test use with children and youth in the Netherlands, explain which models of intelligence guide decisions about test use, and detail how intelligence tests are currently being used in Dutch school settings. Empirically supported and theoretical models studying the structure of human…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Cognitive Ability, Educational History
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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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Bablekou, Zoe; Kazi, Smaragda – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
The article reviews the history of intellectual assessment of children and adolescents in Greece, as well as procedures, current practices, and future directions. Although the history of special education is long in Greece, there has been very sporadic and incoherent legislation and decision making on the subject. Currently, intelligence tests are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents, Intelligence Tests
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Sánchez-Escobedo, Pedro; Esquivel-Ancona, Fayne; Hollingworth, Liz – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
The purpose of this article is to describe the history, current practices, and future directions in intellectual assessment of children and youth in Mexico. Differences and similarities with the United States are explored through the analysis of theoretical perspectives, practices, and policies. A summarized history of intellectual assessment is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Intelligence Tests, Neuropsychology
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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
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Ishikuma, Toshinori; Matsuda, Osamu; Fujita, Kazuhiro; Ueno, Kazuhiko – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
This article briefly reviews the history of intellectual assessment with children and youth in Japan, as well as current practices and future directions. The history of intelligence test use in Japan began in the early 20th century. Since the 21st century, three major intelligence tests, namely, the Wechsler Intelligence Scales, the Kaufman…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Children, Youth, Foreign Countries
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Block, Heidi M.; Radley, Keith C.; Jenson, William R.; Clark, Elaine; O'Neill, Robert E. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
The current study evaluated the effectiveness of Superheroes Social Skills, a multimedia social skills package, in improving social responsiveness and social initiation behaviors of four elementary school children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The program was implemented in a public school setting in the southwestern United States for…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Social Development, Child Behavior
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Watkins, Marley W.; Canivez, Gary L.; James, Trevor; James, Kate; Good, Rebecca – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
Irish educational psychologists frequently use the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth U.K. Edition (WISC-IV[superscript UK]) in clinical assessments of children with learning difficulties. Unfortunately, reliability and validity studies of the WISC-IV[superscript UK] have not yet been reported. This study examined the construct…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Intelligence Tests, Children, Learning Disabilities