Date of Award


Degree Name

School Psychology


Graduate School of Education and Professional Development

Type of Degree


Document Type


First Advisor

Sandra S. Stroebel

Second Advisor

Peter N. Prewett

Third Advisor

Stephen L. O’Keefe


The purpose of this study was to examine whether or not the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RIAS) and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fourth Edition (WISC-IV) measure the same type of intellectual abilities and if the two tests yield similar scores when administered to the same student. Archived data from counterbalanced administrations of each assessment tool were examined for twenty-nine students who were referred for a multi-factored evaluation to determine special education eligibility. Significant positive correlations were found between similar composite score pairs. The t tests indicated that the RIAS Composite Memory Index was significantly higher than the WISC-IV Working Memory Index (t=-2.29, p


Title misspelled on title page: A comparison of scores on the RIAS and WISC-IV in a referred sample.


Intelligence tests.

Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales.

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children.