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Review of the criterion-related validity of the WISC-III: the first five years.
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PMID:  9347539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A review of studies comparing the WISC-III to other measures of intelligence and achievement indicates the revision is continuing to meet the standards established by its predecessor, the WISC-R. Correlations are substantial, both for measures of ability and achievement; however, compared to the WISC-R, the WISC-III Full Scale IQ tends to be about six points lower, probably reflecting the "Flynn effect" (1984). As a consequence, eligibility for programs in special education may be negatively affected.
I L Zimmerman; J M Woo-Sam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  1997 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-11-13     Completed Date:  1997-11-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  531-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Mental Retardation / classification,  diagnosis
Reproducibility of Results
Wechsler Scales / standards,  statistics & numerical data*

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