By Gale H. Roid

Necessities of Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales(SB5) review offers complete directions on optimum use of the Stanford-Binet, together with necessary step by step management, scoring, and interpretation directions. utilizing the preferred necessities structure, this convenient source additionally covers attempt strengths and weaknesses, reliability, and validity, and describes medical purposes of its use. scholars in classes on mental evaluate and appraisal will locate this to be an necessary device to knowing and using this well known degree of intelligence.

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The scoring examples were collected from real responses of the standardization sample, and represent the most common responses in each category. Additional examples are given in the SB5 Examiner’s Manual. HOW TO ADMINISTER THE SB5 33 CAUTION Common Pitfalls and Examiner Tips for Administration of the Routing Subtests Nonverbal Fluid Reasoning: Object Series/Matrices • Remember that the reverse rule sends you back to the previous start point, not the previous item. • The examinee may point to the answer option without speaking.

Remind that the motion must be directed to the Child Card, but count the response as correct. • Items are not timed in Procedural Knowledge, but research showed that young children rarely exceeded 20 s to respond; hence the use of a maximum time for the picture-gesture items. • On Picture Absurdities, if the examinee explains the answer but does not point to the correct portion of the picture, say “Show me (again)” as a reminder that pointing is also required (otherwise, the correctness of the answer remains vague in some cases).

Reversal to the previous level (when testlet raw scores are less than 3 points, or HOW TO ADMINISTER THE SB5 35 DON ’ T FORGET Basal and Ceiling Rules for the Functional-Levels Testlets • Basal rules make sure that the examinee has started slightly below his or her ability level, allowing good measurement to be obtained. • Ceiling rules determine when the examinee has reached his or her highest ability level on the test. • Note that the rules for ceiling and basal shift slightly at Level 5. • Use the total raw scores for each testlet (see the white raw-score boxes on the record form, pages 6 to 16, and fill in a sum of item scores ranging from 0 to 6).

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