In this world, there are many different individuals who are not only different in demographics but also different neurologically. Due to an immense amount of people it is important to first understand each individual, in order, to better understand them and to help them when it comes to certain areas such as education, the work force, and etc…. For this reason psychologists have aimed to further understand individuals through the use of psychological assessments. This paper aims to examine a particular assessment tool, the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales (Fifth Edition), which measures both intelligence and cognitive abilities (Roid, 2003). This assessment is usually administered by psychologists and the scores are most often used to determine placement in academics and services allotted to children and adolescents (despite their compatibility for adults) (Wilson & Gilmore, 2012). Furthermore before the investigation dives into the particulars of the test, such as its strengths and weakness’, it is best to first learn more about the intelligence scales general characteristics.
The test under analysis is the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition (SB5) which is thoroughly explained through the technical manual of the intelligence assessment (Roid, 2003). The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition, Technical Manual and the SB5 test in general was authored by Gale H. Roid (Roid, 2003). The manual was published by Riverside Publishing in the year 2003 after enduring many years of development (Roid, 2003). The SB5 is an assessment of both cognitive abilities and intelligence (Roid, 2003). The SB5 complete kit is provided via the publisher for the total price of $1...
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...osh, D.E., Dixon, F. Newton, J.H., & Youman, E. (2010). A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition, With A High-Achieving Sample. Psychology in Schools, 47(10), 1071-1083.
Wilson, K. & Gilmore, L. (2012). Assessing Intellectual Functioning in Young Adolescents: How do the WISC-IV and the SB5 Compare? Australian Journal of Guidance and Counseling, 22(1), 1-41.
Riverside Publishing. (2003). Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales (SB5), Fifth Edition. Retrieved from http://www.riverpoub.com/productssb5.
Roid, G.H. (2003). Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition, Technical Manual. Itasca, IL: Riverside Publishing.
Roid, G.H. (2005). Interpretation of SB5/Early SB5 Factor Index Scores: Contrasting Each Factor Index Score with the Mean of an Individuals Profile of Factor Index Scores. Itasca, IL: Riverside Publishing.
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