Assessing Young Children for Admissions. Lydia Spinelli, Ed.D. Director, The Brick Church School firstname.lastname@example.org NYSAIS Admissions Directors Conference Thursday, April 27, 2006.
Lydia Spinelli, Ed.D.
Director, The Brick Church School
NYSAIS Admissions Directors Conference
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Young children are notoriously poor test-takers: perhaps because they are sometimes confused by being asked questions that they think the tester must already know the answers to! There is reason to suggest that the younger the child being evaluated, assessed, or tested, the more errors are made (Shepard, 1994; Ratcliff, 1995)
. . . but there are many reasons why these scores might not be an accurate indicator.
and a processing speed index:
with supplemental subtests:
and optional subtests:
ISAAGNY is using
(Dr. Barbara Novick)
Dispositions can be thought of as habits of mind or tendencies to respond to certain situations in certain ways. Curiosity, friendliness or unfriendliness, bossiness, generosity, meanness, and creativity are examples of dispositions or sets of dispositions, rather than of skills or items of knowledge. Accordingly, it is useful to keep in mind the difference between having writing skills and having the disposition to be a writer, or having reading skills and having the disposition to be a reader (Katz, 1995).
They scored African American protocols lower than Caucasian American protocols in both high and average I.Q. conditions. African American protocols were rated lower on full scale and verbal I.Q. than Caucasian protocols whether they were in the gifted or normal range of intelligence. Information and Arithmetic showed the biggest differences.
(Fields, S. Assessor Effects on the Evaluation of the WISC-III. Thesis, University of South Florida, February 11, 2004)
We hang on your every word.