Presence of Basic Concepts in Intelligence Tests for Preschool Children

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 7: Psychological Services for Specific Groups of Students

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the findings from the current replication study on the presence of basic concepts in the reviewed batteries.
  2. consider possible considerations for school psychologists in the administration of test batteries containing basic concepts.
  3. learn an in-depth review of existing literature on the presence of basic concepts in intelligence tests for preschool children.


The purpose of this study was to examine the presence of basic concepts understood by preschoolers within the directions of the subtests of the following batteries: Wechsler Preschool & Primary Scale of Intelligence-Fourth Edition, Differential Ability Scale-Second Edition, and Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition. Overall, directions contained concepts ranging in difficulty for preschoolers. Practitioners may benefit from knowing the degree to which intelligence tests’ directions contain these concepts when interpreting assessment data.



Oksana Huk, IONA College


Vincent C. Alfonso, Kathy Le, MA

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