Analysis of The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition

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The ten subtests, that makeup the SB5, form composite scores for the factor index, domain, abbreviated, and full scale (Riverside Publishing, n.d.). A nonverbal and verbal subtest make up the factor index while all five nonverbal subtests (NVIQ) and all five verbal subtests (VIQ) make up the information for the domain scales (Riverside Publishing, n.d.). The ABIQ is composed of the routing subtests and the FSIQ is a combination of all the subtests (Riverside Publishing, n.d.). Change-Sensitive Scores (CSS) are also available and provide the chance to observe examinees differences in scores over an extended amount of time (Riverside Publishing, n.d.). The average scores span from 430, the age of a toddler, to 520, the age of full maturation (Riverside Publishing, n.d.). The scoring spectrum of the SB5 also allows it to be noteworthy for its ability to determine varying degrees of giftedness (Roid, 2003). Concerning the interpretation of the SB5 it has been advised that the fifteenth percentile is used as the specified level of significance for the frequency of a difference when assessing a normative sample (Roid, 2005). Technical Properties: The SB5 used a normative sample of 4,800 participants who were considered to be representative of the United States based on 2000 Census Data (Roid, 2003). The ages ranged from 2-85+ (Roid, 2003). The Socioeconomic status (SES) of the participants sampled were based on the adults completed years of education or the parents completed years of education when considering the younger participants assessed from the sample (Roid, 2003). To further the critical analysis, of the sample, bias reviews were done on a multitude of the demographics such as: gender, ethnicity, religion, region, and S... ... middle of paper ... ...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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