An Examination of the Convergent Validity of the ICAR16 and WAIS-IV

Stephanie R. Young*, Timothy Z. Keith

*Corresponding author for this work

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The construct validity of the International Cognitive Ability Resource (ICAR) has yet to be investigated using a gold-standard individually administered intelligence battery. The present study used a convenience sample of 97 students to examine the respective relations between the ICAR16 and overall intelligence (g) and the Cattell–Horn–Carroll broad abilities measured by the WAIS-IV. Large correlations were observed between the observed overall scores (rICAR16, full-scale IQ =.81, p <.001) and the CFA-estimated general factors (r =.94, p <.001). Evidence from confirmatory factor models suggests that the ICAR letter–number Series task measures fluid reasoning, while the matrix reasoning, verbal reasoning, and three-dimensional reasoning tasks measure visual–spatial reasoning (Gv). Findings support the ICAR16 as a valid brief measure of nonverbal intelligence; however, replications in larger samples are needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1052-1059
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Psychoeducational Assessment
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 2020


  • Wechsler tests < intelligence/cognition
  • assessment < intelligence/cognition
  • intelligence/cognition
  • other intelligence tests < intelligence/cognition
  • validity < measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Clinical Psychology
  • General Psychology


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