Contemporary Intellectual Assessment: Theories, Tests, and Issues / Edition 1

Contemporary Intellectual Assessment: Theories, Tests, and Issues / Edition 1

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Contemporary Intellectual Assessment: Theories, Tests, and Issues / Edition 1

In recent years, traditional theories of intelligence and measures of intellectual functioning have come under increased scrutiny by practitioners and researchers seeking a broader understanding of cognitive abilities and personal competence, enhanced diagnostic and treatment utility, and a more culturally sensitive practice. Toward these ends, many new assessment instruments and techniques have been developed and new and revised theories of intelligence have emerged. Bringing professionals up to date with these advances, this unique volume provides a comprehensive conceptual and practical overview of the current state of the art of intellectual assessment. Bridging the gap between applied intelligence testing and the latest in cognitive science, the book covers major theories of intelligence, methods of assessing human cognitive abilities, and issues related to the validity and utility of current test batteries. Contributing authors, who include leading theorists, researchers, and scientist-practitioners, as well as many of the test developers themselves, give special attention to ways in which emerging conceptions of intelligence diverge from traditional paradigms. Taken together, the chapters provide the knowledge needed to effectively use new batteries and to make up-to-date, empirically supported interpretations of older tests.

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ISBN-13: 9781572301474
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/1996
Series: School Practitioner Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 597
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

I. The Origins of Intellectual Assessment
1. The History of Intelligence Testing, John D. Wasserman and David S. Tulsky
2. History of Intelligence Test Interpretation, Randy W. Kamphaus, Anne Pierce Winsor, Ellen W. Rowe, and Sangwon Kim
II. Contemporary and Emerging Theoretical Perspectives
3. Foundations for Better Understanding of Cognitive Abilities, John L. Horn and Nayena Blankson
4. The Three-Stratum Theory of Cognitive Abilities, John B. Carroll
5. Assessment Based on Multiple-Intelligences Theory, Jie-Qi Chen and Howard Gardner
6. The Triarchic Theory of Successful Intelligence, Robert J. Sternberg
7. Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, Successive Theory: A Revision of the Concept of Intelligence, Jack A. Naglieri and J. P. Das
8. The Cattell-Horn-Carroll Theory of Cognitive Abilities: Past, Present, and Future, Kevin S. McGrew
III. Contemporary and Emerging Interpretive Approaches
9. The Impact of the Cattell-Horn-Carroll Theory on Test Development and Interpretation of Cognitive and Academic Abilities, Vincent C. Alfonso, Dawn P. Flanagan, and Suzan Radwan
10. Information-Processing Approaches to Interpretation of Contemporary Intellectual Assessment Instruments, Randy G. Floyd
11. Advances in Cognitive Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Individuals: A Nondiscriminatory Interpretive Approach, Samuel O. Ortiz and Salvador Hector Ochoa
12. Issues in Subtest Profile Analysis, Marley W. Watkins, Joseph J. Glutting, and Eric A. Youngstrom
13. Linking Cognitive Assessment Results to Academic Interventions for Students with Learning Disabilities, Nancy Mather and Barbara J. Wendling
IV. New and Revised Intelligence Batteries
14. The Wechsler Scales, Jianjun Zhu and Larry Weiss
15. Interpreting the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition, Gale H. Roid and Mark Pomplun
16. The Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition and the Kaufman Adolescent and Adult Intelligence Test, James C. Kaufman, Alan S. Kaufman, Jennie Kaufman-Singer, and Nadeen L. Kaufman
17. The Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Ability, Fredrick A. Schrank
18. The Differential Ability Scales, Colin D. Elliott
19. The Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test: A Multidimensional Measure of Intelligence, R. Steve McCallum and Bruce A. Bracken
20. The Cognitive Assessment System, Jack A. Naglieri
21. Introduction to the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales and the Reynolds Intellectual Screening Test, Cecil R. Reynolds and Randy W. Kamphaus
V. Use of Intelligence Tests in Different Populations
22. The Use of Intelligence Tests in the Assessment of Preschoolers, Laurie Ford and V. Susan Dahinten
23. Use of Intelligence Tests in the Identification of Giftedness, David E. McIntosh and Felicia A. Dixon
24. Psychoeducational Assessment and Learning Disability Diagnosis, Jennifer T. Mascolo and Dawn P. Flanagan
25. The Use of Intelligence Tests with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, Samuel O. Ortiz and Agnieszka M. Dynda
26. A Comparative Review of Nonverbal Measures of Intelligence, Jeffery P. Braden and Michelle S. Athanasiou
VI. Emerging Issues and New Directions in Intellectual Assessment
27. Using Confirmatory Factor Analysis to Aid in Understanding the Constructs Measured by Intelligence Tests, Timothy Z. Keith
28. Using the Joint Test Standards to Evaluate the Validity Evidence for Intelligence Tests, Jeffery P. Braden and Bradley C. Niebling
29. Intelligence Tests in an Era of Standards-Based Educational Reform, Rachel Brown-Chidsey

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