Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read or watch the following resources:
- Chapters 3 and 4 in your textbook,
- None of the Above – Why Standardized Testing Fails: Bob Sternberg at TEDxOStateU (Links to an external site.)
- Teleassessment With Children and Adolescents During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and Beyond: Practice and Policy Implications (Links to an external site.)
- Intelligence Tests for Different Age Groups and Intellectual Disability: A Brief Overview (Links to an external site.)
For this discussion, you are to explore a variety of intelligence tests or tests of achievement. Select at least three standardized, individually administered intelligence tests or tests of achievement from the lists below.
Note: It is common for there to be a delay between the time a test publisher updates a test and the time a textbook and other authors can update their information about the new version of the test. Be sure to do online research to make sure you are recommending the most current version of the test. If there is a newer version than the version discussed in the textbook, other readings, or listed below, discuss the newest version available.
List A (Select two tests from this list.)
- Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development, Fourth Edition (Bayley-4)
- Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition, Normative Update (KABC-II-NU)
- Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Third Edition (KTEA-3)
- Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition (SB5)
- Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Fourth Edition (WIAT- IV)
- Woodcock-Johnson IV (WJ IV) Tests of Achievement
- Woodcock-Johnson IV (WJ IV) Tests of Cognitive Abilities
List B (Select one test from this list.)
- Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, Fourth Edition (WPPSI – IV)
- Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition (WISC-V)
- Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Fourth Edition (WAIS–V)
Research up-to-date information about the tests you selected by visiting the test publishers’ websites, your required video and readings, and at least one additional peer-reviewed journal article published within the last 15 years. Review the resource from the University of Arizona Global Campus Library resource, Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.), for guidance on identifying a peer-reviewed journal article.
To successfully complete this discussion, your post must be at least 600 words and include the following:
- Identify the name of each test, author or authors, test publisher, and the publication year of the most recent version of the test.
- Explain what the test is purported to measure.
- Critique the test by including an evaluation of the test’s strengths and weaknesses based on scholarly research.
- Identify if the test has an alternate form for remote administration and discuss pros and cons of remotely administering the test.
- Create a brief scenario illustrating how the test(s) might be utilized in professional practice.
- You may create one scenario incorporating all three tests or three individual scenarios.
- Include relevant demographic information about the individuals to whom the test will be administered in your scenario (e.g., age, gender, ethnicity, language, psychological or medical diagnoses, and relevant cultural or geographic information). Address any ethical, reliability, or validity concerns relevant to the scenario.
- Support ideas you share in your post by referencing the required resources for this week and at least one additional peer-reviewed journal article published within the last 15 years.