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The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence III Da’Keisha Jett University of Kentucky
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Abstract
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The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence third edition by David Wechsler was published in 2002. The test is published by The Psychological Corporation in San Antonio, TX. The scoring key was revised however; the date is not given as to when it was. The norms for this test are from a sample dated from July 2001 to April 2002. There are two different sets of times to administer this test, which are based on age. Ages 2:6 to 3:11 require 30-35 minutes to complete the test and ages 4 to 7:3 require 40 to 50 minutes. The cost of this test is $1,259.00, included in this fee one receives an examiner manual, technical manual, 25 record forms for ages 2:6-3:11, 25 record forms for ages 4-7:3, 25 response booklets, and the scoring guide. Purpose and Nature of Test The WPPSI-III is an intelligence test designed to assess the intelligence of children aged 2 years 6 months through 7 years 3 months. The test is divided among the two age bands (2:6- 3:11, 4:0-7:3). Ages 2:6-3:11 have four core subtests, the core Verbal subtests are Receptive Vocabulary and Information; the core Performance subtests consists of Block Design and Object Assembly. Four composite scores are possible for this age band: VIQ, PIQ, PSQ, FSIQ, and GLC. For ages 4:0-7:3 there are seven-core subtest. There are three Verbal, three Performance, and one Processing Speed. The Verbal consists of Information, Vocabulary, and Word Reasoning. Performance consists of Block Design, Matrix Reasoning, and Picture Concepts. Processing Speed consists of Coding. There are five composite scores for this age band: VIQ, PIQ, PSQ, FSIQ, and GLC. The Information subtest has 34 items, consisting of 6 picture items and 28 verbal items. For picture items, the child is asked a question then the child chooses an answer by pointing to a
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picture. For the verbal items, the child answers questions that are broad. The Vocabulary subtest has 25 items, which includes 5 picture items and 20 verbal items. For the picture item, the child names the picture. For the verbal item, the child gives the definition for the words the examiner says aloud. The Word Reasoning subtest has 28 items. The child is asked to identify a concept while given clues. The Comprehension subtest is a supplement Verbal subtest that has 20 items. The child is asked to answer questions based on their knowledge. The similarities subtest is a supplement Verbal subtest that has 24 items in which the child is given an incomplete sentence and asked to complete it. The Receptive Vocabulary has 38 items for which the child points to the picture that matches the word the examiner says aloud. Picture names is a supplement Verbal subtest that has 30 items, for each item the child names a picture that is displayed to them. The Block Design subtest has 20 items. These 20 items are divided into two parts, A and B. In both
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