Estimating Wisc-III scores for special education students using the Dumont-Faro short form

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The Dumont-Faro short form was used to estimate Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children-III (WISC-III) Full Scale IQ scores for 45 special education students in a rural setting. Using the validation criteria proposed by Resnick and Entin (1971), results demonstrated that IQ scores generated by the Dumont-Faro short form were positively correlated (r= .96) with the WISC-III Full Scale scores. A significant mean difference in scores and an IQ misclassification rate of 44%, however, challenge the utility of the Dumont-Faro short form for estimating WISC-III Full Scale IQ. © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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