Wechsler tests

Wechsler tests

Child psychiatry A series of verbal and performance IQ tests used in schools
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JF: I think the Wechsler tests are very good for their purpose, and that is predicting academic performance at school.
I think that what they should do is find which items on the Wechsler test correlate with, let's say, the Vineland test, which is supposed to test people's ability to cope with everyday life, and those items on the Wechsler test should probably be used as a special test for mental retardation.
An assessment of the development structure and use of the Wechsler tests of intelligence.
Subsequent standardization samples of the Wechsler tests have confirmed the male advantage on the Information subtest.
A weakness of these results obtained from Wechsler standardization samples is that the Information subtest of the Wechsler tests is quite short.
The Wechsler tests contain information tests which are likewise tests of general knowledge.
This male advantage is shown in six standardization samples of the Wechsler tests in the US and Europe in Table 1, which gives the sex differences on the verbal IQs and the Information subtests expressed as d scores (the difference between the male and females means divided by the standard deviations).
The extra achievement in performance on the Wechsler tests as compared to to two-handed peers, can then be perceived as a consequence of the handicap.
3) The adult male advantage of around 4 IQ points obtained by averaging the verbal comprehension, reasoning and spatial abilities is not generally found in the full scale IQ of the Wechsler tests or in the overall IQ of similar tests because the spatial abilities are typically under-represented in these tests.
The full scale IQ of the Wechsler tests can be used as a measure of g because "the g factor scores obtained from the whole Wechsler battery are correlated more than 0.
Jensen's analyses of the g vector also include studies relating the vector to vectors defining the predictive validities of sub-test scores on the Wechsler tests for measures of academic performance.
He also obtained another vector defining the difference in sub-test scores of the Wechsler test for adopted children whose biological parents differed in social class background.