Since the 1970s, says Kaufman, "the field has advanced in terms of incorporating new, more sophisticated methods of interpretation, and it has very much advanced in terms of statistics and methodological sophistication in development and construction of tests. Practitioners want tests that can help them design interventions that will actually improve children's learning; that can distinguish between children with different conditions, such as a learning disability or attention deficit disorder; and that will accurately measure the abilities of children from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Unlike traditional intelligence tests, says Naglieri, the CAS helps teachers choose interventions for children with learning problems, identifies children with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder and fairly assesses children from diverse backgrounds.
But the field of practice has lagged woefully behind." Nonetheless, people are itching for change, says Jack Naglieri, Ph D, a psychologist at George Mason University who has spent the past two decades developing the CAS in collaboration with University of Alberta psychologist J. Naglieri's own test, the CAS, is based on the theories of Soviet neuropsychologist A. Now, he says, the challenge is to convince people to give up the traditional scales, such as the WISC, with which they are most comfortable.
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But intelligence testing has also been accused of unfairly stratifying test-takers by race, gender, class and culture; of minimizing the importance of creativity, character and practical know-how; and of propagating the idea that people are born with an unchangeable endowment of intellectual potential that determines their success in life.
King of the hill Among intelligence tests for children, one test currently dominates the field: the WISC-III, the third revision of psychologist David Wechsler's classic 1949 test for children, which was modeled after Army intelligence tests developed during World War I.Esports will reach bn and attract as many viewers as the NFL by 2022. Kay on June 28, 2018 in Financial Life Focus Looking back over 50 years is an ominous task, but the lessons I learned are translatable to anyone in business. Since Alfred Binet first used a standardized test to identify learning-impaired Parisian children in the early 1900s, it has become one of the primary tools for identifying children with mental retardation and learning disabilities. And, since the administration of the original Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)--adapted in 1926 from an intelligence test developed for the U. Army during World War I--it has spawned a variety of aptitude and achievement tests that shape the educational choices of millions of students each year.Reading a road map upside-down and generating synonyms for the word "brilliant" are two very different skills.But each is a measurable indicator of general intelligence, a construct that includes problem solving abilities, spatial manipulation and language acquisition.According to Nadeen Kaufman, that might not be easy to do.She believes that the practice of intelligence testing is divided between those with a neuropsychological bent, who have little interest in the subtleties of new quantitative tests, and those with an educational bent, who are increasingly shifting their interest away from intelligence and toward achievement.By David Miller on July 11, 2018 in The Human Side of Finance Growing up in a wealthy home might seem like a dream, but it can have negative consequences for children if they're not educated about finance. By David Miller on June 18, 2018 in The Human Side of Finance A lot of us think of ourselves as perfectionists, but some are very strict about their systems.By Christopher Bergland on July 11, 2018 in The Athlete's Way After embodying a gray-haired Albert Einstein avatar, people did better on a cognitive task and showed less bias towards the elderly in a new Virtual Reality study. These same systems can help lead to a bright financial future.As a result, many of the biases identified by critics of intelligence testing have been reduced, and new tests are available that, unlike traditional intelligence tests, are based on modern theories of brain function, says Alan Kaufman, Ph D, a clinical professor of psychology at the Yale School of Medicine.For example, in the early 1980s, Kaufman and his wife, Nadeen Kaufman, Ed D, a lecturer at the Yale School of Medicine, published the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC), then one of the only alternatives to the WISC and the Stanford-Binet.