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Consider the following data obtained from the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – IV (WISC-IV) and the Stanford Achievement Test at the end of fourth grade.

Student

Verbal IQ

Reading Vocabulary

Reading Comprehension

GE

SS

GE

SS

  • June

95

4.5

94

4.2

93

  • Johnny

126

5.6

110

5.8

112

  • Willie

105

6.5

120

6.0

113

Sm = 3.0

Sm = 3.5

Sm = 2.5

1.Which statement is NOT true regarding each student’s achievement?

a. June is achieving at expectancy.

b. Willie is achieving above expectancy.

c. Johnny is achieving below expectancy.

d. There is an aptitude-achievement discrepancy between Johnny’s Verbal IQ and reading achievement.

e. None of the above*

2. Which is NOT a limitation of grade-equivalent scores?

a. They tend to be seen as standards rather than norms.

b. Equal differences in units are not reflective of equal changes in achievement.

c. They have limited applicability even where subjects are taught across all grade levels.*

d. Comparability across subjects is difficult.

3. A disadvantage of a survey battery over single subject tests is:

a. Savings in time and expense

b. Use of a common norm group

c. Content validity is consistent across sub tests

d. Depth of coverage may be less than that obtained with a single subject test

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