Date of Award
Graduate School of Education and Professional Development
Type of Degree
Fred Jay Krieg
Peter N. Prewett
The present study compared the working memory scales of the WISC-IV and the SB5 as both tests are used, in part, to develop academic interventions for students. There is a moderate correlation (.6) between the two tests with 33 percent of shared variance and a SEest of 9.1 [plus or minus]. The findings indicate that the two tests do not measure a similar ability and scores obtained on them should not be interpreted in the same manner. More research is needed to investigate the specific constructs measured and which test is most appropriate to assess working memory problems.
Educational tests and measurements.
Short term memory - Testing.
Abbott, Erica N., "Comparative Study of the Working Memory Scales of the WISC-IV and SB5 in Referred Students" (2007). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 391.