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Assessment Inventory and Kaufman Assessment

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Please clearly explain the following tests:
1. Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC)
2. Wide Range Achievement Test, 4th Edition (WRAT4)
3. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, 2 (MMPI-2)

Include how these tests should be appropriately used, including their use for the population to which they are directed. Last provide a description for how each test would be used in certain situations and provide rationales for the use of each test in the situations described.

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This solution describes a battery of tests for the assessment of children, and explains how the tests are appropriately used.

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(1) Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC)

The Kaufman Assessment Battery for children (K-ABC) is an intelligence test (Kaufman & Kaufman, 1983, 1983b). The K-ABC was developed from previous intelligence tests that focused on information processing. The K-ABC was designed for use with test takers from age 2 1/2 through ages 12 1/2. Subtests include both achievement and intelligence. Fr example, intelligence subtests are divided into two groups reflecting two skills: simultaneous skills and sequential skills. Simultaneous skills help children solve problems by integrating and synthesizing parallel pieces of information such as shape and physical appearance and items and numbers (Cohen & Swerdlik, pp. 322-322). Sequential skills are focused on solving problem tests==relearning and relearning basic arithmetic facts and memorizing tasks of spelling words.

(2) The Wide Range Achievement test (WRAT)

The Wide range achievement test (WRAT, Jaslak, Jaslak, & Bijour1958) is an achievement test used in clinical and special education. The WRAT measures reading, arithmetic, and spelling through either visual or auditory inputs/outputs by a rapid measure of copying symbols. For example, achieving scores on any WRAT subtest such as the Arithmetic test predicts the child's patterns of specific and general grade assessment ...

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