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Document Type:   Thesis
Title:   Comparative Study of the Working Memory Scales of the WISC-IV and SB5 in Referred Students
Author:   Erica Nichole Abbott
College:   Graduate College of Education and Professional Development
Degree Program:   School Psychology, Ed.S.
Degree:   Education Specialist
Committee Director:   Fred Jay Krieg, Ph.D.
Document Availability:   Document available for World-Wide access.
Date of Defense:   07/31/2007

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.  

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