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. New to this edition: New chapter that reviews the methodology used in research on interventions that target cognitive abilities, and the results of that research, as well as literature on aptitude-by-treatment interactions in the cognitive domain New chapter on the WISC-V, its history, and an in-depth description of its organization, materials, and scores, for both the traditional administration format and the new Q-interactive format New section titled, "Where in the Brain is Intelligence?" as well as expanded discussions of contemporary training programs designed to increase intelligence Revised Screening Tool for Assessment forms to address English language proficiency and acculturation Updated entries for four intelligence tests and added an entry for the Detroit Test of Learning Abilities, Fifth Edition (Hammill, McGhee, & Ehrler, 2018). Added sections focused on test accommodations and behavior management during testing Recommendations for incorporating emergent assessment technology (e.g., tablet-based test administration). New content addressing different styles of reports as well as a summary of new recommendations from the recently published Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition (2019). Review of the most recent ethical guidelines from the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists.
About the Author
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.