Assessing intellectual functioning in young adolescents : how do the WISC-IV and SB5 compare?

Wilson, Kimberley & Gilmore, Linda (2012) Assessing intellectual functioning in young adolescents : how do the WISC-IV and SB5 compare? Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling Association, 22(1), pp. 1-14.

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The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fourth Edition (WISC-IV) and the Stanford-Binet – Fifth Edition (SB5) are two of the most commonly used intelligence tests for children and adolescents. No comparative studies of the WISC-IV and SB5 have yet been published. In the current study the WISC-IV and SB5 were administered in counterbalanced order to 30 typically-developing 12- to 14-year-old adolescents. There was a significant difference between Full Scale IQs on the two measures, with scores being higher on the WISC-IV. A significant difference was also found between Verbal IQs and there were large score differences for some participants. The paper concludes that the WISC-IV and SB5 cannot be presumed to be interchangeable measures of intelligence.

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ID Code: 52808
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: WISC-IV, SB5, Wechsler, Stanford Binet, assessment, intelligence, child
DOI: 10.1017/jgc.2012.9
ISSN: 1037-2911
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The Authors.
Deposited On: 26 Jul 2012 23:30
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 09:04

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