Journal article

Latent mean and covariance differences with measurement equivalence in college students with developmental difficulties versus the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-III/Wechsler Memory Scale-III normative sample

Stephen C Bowden, Noel Gregg, Deborah Bandalos, Mark Davis, Chris Coleman, James A Holdnack, Larry G Weiss

EDUCATIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

Intelligence tests are usually part of the assessment battery for the diagnosis of adults with learning disabilities (LD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Professionals must ensure that inferences drawn from such test scores are equivalent across populations with and without disabilities. Examination of measurement equivalence provides a direct test of the hypothesis that the same set of latent variables underlies a set of test scores in different groups and metric relationships between observed scores and the corresponding latent variables are the same. The hypothesis of measurement equivalence was examined in two samples of college students: one sample with LD and one s..

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