A-AS Level (CIE) Psychology: Specimen Questions with Answers 297 - 297 of 299

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Expand KABC, KAIT and its assessment battery for children (8 Mark)

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KABC- Kaufman Assessment battery for children

KAIT-Kaufman Adolescent and Adult intelligence tests

  • KABC-The second revision of K-ABC, the KABC-II was published in 2004 for the age range of 3 to 18 years. This test measures learning (Long term retrieval), sequential processing (short term memory), simultaneous processing (visualization), planning (fluid ability) and verbal knowledge (crystallized ability)

    • KABC-II is founded in two theoretical models: Luria’s neuropsychological model, featuring three blocks and the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) approach to categorizing specific cognitive abilities

  • KABC-II yields a separate global score for each of these two theoretical models: The global score measuring general mental processing ability from the Luria perspective is the Mental Processing Index (MPI) and the global score measuring general cognitive ability from the CHC perspective is the Fluid-Crystallized Index (FCI)

    • The key difference between these two global scores is that the MPI (Luria’s theory) excludes measures of acquired knowledge, whereas the FCI includes measures of acquired knowledge.