Differential validity of the K-ABC for lower functioning preschool children versus those of higher ability

A. S. Bloom, A. M. Allard, F. A J Zelko, W. J. Brill, C. W. Topinka, W. Pfohl

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Abstract

The Kaufmann Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC) and the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, Form L-M, were administered to 93 preschool children at risk for learning problems. Lower and higher functioning groups were determined by a Stanford-Binet IQ median split. Although the Stanford-Binet and K-ABC yielded nearly identical results in the higher group, K-ABC standard scores were significantly higher than Stanford-Binet IQ in the lower group. The Stanford-Binet and K-ABC correlated more strongly in the higher group than in the lower group. These findings question the ability of the K-ABC to discriminate among at-risk preschoolers functioning in the lower ranges of cognitive ability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-277
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal on Mental Retardation
Volume93
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 5 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Education

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