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Swerdlik, Mark E.; Schweitzer, John – Psychology in the Schools, 1978
Compared two- and three-factor solutions for the 12 subtests of WISC and WISC-R for 164 black, white, and Latino children aged seven to 15 referred to school psychologists because of concerns about their intellectual ability. Factor structures of WISC and WISC-R for same group of subjects are similar. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hale, Robert L. – Psychology in the Schools, 1978
Study investigated efficacy of predicting academic achievement as measured by the WRAT, using Verbal and Performance scores of WISC-R as predictors. Both tests were given to 155 children referred for psychological evaluations. Performance IQ did not significantly predict academic achievement, and Verbal IQ significantly predicted only Reading and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Arithmetic, Children
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Rubin, Rosalyn A. – Psychology in the Schools, 1978
In a sample of 380 children, self-esteem as measured by the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory became more stable and more highly correlated with school achievement as the children grew older. Children's self-perceptions appear less firmly established, and therefore may be more responsive to intervention, at earlier ages. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Children, Longitudinal Studies
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Greenstein, Jane; Strain, Phillip S. – Psychology in the Schools, 1977
The Key Math Diagnostic Arithmetic Test was administered to 82 learning disabled adolescents. An analysis of the performance of these children revealed that mean LD performance peaked at approximately the fourth grade level of difficulty and there was marginal variation in performance across the 14 subtests. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Adolescents, Arithmetic, Cognitive Ability
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Stewart, David W.; Morris, Linda – Psychology in the Schools, 1977
The present study was undertaken with two related goals: (a) to examine the relationships between the WRAT and CAT, and (b) to examine the relationships which may exist between these academic achievement tests -nd a standard intelligence battery such as the Wechsler Scale. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Emotional Disturbances
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Slavin, Robert E. – Psychology in the Schools, 1977
Teams-Games-Tournament (TGT), an instructional technique involving student teams and learning games, is proposed as an alternative classroom structure for children with special needs. TGT exceeded individualized instruction on students' attraction to one another, frequency of peer tutoring, and percent of time on task. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Emotional Adjustment, Instructional Innovation
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Brannigan, Gary G.; Benowity, Martin L. – Psychology in the Schools, 1975
This study explores the relationship between performance on the Bender-Gestalt test and antisocial acting out tendencies in adolescents. Results indicate that uneven figure size and exaggerated curvature are the best indicators of antisocial acting out tendencies. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Antisocial Behavior, Predictive Measurement, Predictor Variables
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Udziela, Anthony D.; Barclay, Allan G. – Psychology in the Schools, 1983
Reviewed records of 94 mentally retarded adolescents who had been given the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children or the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (Revised). Although there were no significant differences between the groups, the WISC tested lower than the WISC-R by an average of about two points. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Comparative Testing, Intelligence Tests, Mental Retardation
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