Kentucky Association for Psychology
                     in the Schools

Appropriate use of the secondary indices from common cognitive ability tests

  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Hopkinsville, KY
  • 49

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Presenter: Mardis Dunham, Ph.D.
Description:  Kentucky school psychologists employed in a district that requires the severe aptitude-achievement discrepancy model to identify learning disabilities are faced with a host of decisions regarding the use of alternative or surrogate measures of intellectual functioning.  The purpose of this presentation is to describe when and how to use the GAI, Gf-Gc, NVI, and other secondary measures of cognitive ability when employing the severe discrepancy tables required by KDE.
Learning objectives: Attendees will understand when and how to choose an alternative index over the commonly-used composite IQ scores when employing the discrepancy tables.  The KDE compels us to provide a rationale for using scores other than the composite IQ, such as the FSIQ, GIA, or FCI.  This workshop is designed to help attendees understand how to make these decisions.
NASP Domains:  (1) data-based decision making & accountability, (10) legal, ethical, & professional practice
Logistics: Workshop will begin at 9:00 local time and end at 12:00, with a 15-minute break.  3 hours of EILA credit and NASP-approved PD are available.  Training may be cancelled if a minimum of 10 registrants is not met.  
Workshop will be held at St. John Methodist Church, 2808 South Virginia Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.
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