This practical guide to the intellectual assessment of children and adolescents in schools is widely used, both by practicing school psychologists and by instructors and students in graduate school psychology programs. This second edition includes evidence-based best practices for the use and interpretation of intelligence tests in decision-making by counselors, teachers, administrators, and other school personnel. While the assessment of intelligence has long been mandated by law for eligibility determination for special education and related services, there is widespread disagreement about the use and interpretation of intelligence tests. This is the only intellectual assessment book to address this issue by critically reviewing the scientific evidence regarding the critical role played by intelligence tests in the schools for the determination of eligibility for special education and related services, alongside the plethora of practical information.
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John H. Kranzler is professor and director of the School Psychology Program at the University of Florida. His major area of scholarly interest concerns the assessment of intelligence. He has received a number of awards for his teaching and research, including Article of the Year awards from School Psychology Review and School Psychology Quarterly. Dr. Kranzler has twice received the University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship award for distinguished scholarship and was named a University of Florida Term Professor in 2019.
Randy G. Floyd is professor and chair in the Department of Psychology at The University of Memphis. His research focuses on understanding the measurement properties of psychological assessment techniques, including intelligence tests. Dr. Floyd has authored or coauthored more than 100 professional publications. He is the former editor of the Journal of School Psychology and he serves on numerous journal editorial boards.
1 What Is Intelligence?
2 How and Why Do People Differ in Intelligence?
3 Ethics in Assessment
4 Basic Psychometric Principles That Inform Score Interpretation
5 The Assessment Process with Children and Adolescents, with Ryan L. Farmer and Richard J. McNulty
6 Evaluation and Use of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition, with Emily K. Lewis and Richard J. McNulty
7 A Review of Intelligence Tests, with Emily K. Lewis and Ryan L. Farmer
8 Interpreting Intelligence Test Scores
Practice and Cognitive Interventions
10 Sharing the Results from Intelligence Tests
11 Assessment of Intellectual Disability
12 Assessment of Intellectual Giftedness
13 Assessment of Specific Learning Disabilities
14 Assessment of Children and Adolescents from Diverse Cultural and Linguistic Backgrounds
About the Authors