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Can you please offer a good way to remember how to differentiate between these varying tests? Mnemonic, association, or whatever you can conjure up so that it will be easy to discuss during mid-term essay (memory only).

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The Standard-Binet (SBS) measures five Cattel-Horn-Cattell (CHC) factors names, and the cognitive ability being measured; and verbal and non-verbal factors. The Wechsler Intelligence for children is a revision of the WISC-III. It was updated to improve test items as well as norms. According to Cohen and Swerdlik (2005), what is most noticeable about the WISC-IV, similar to the SBS, the test adheres to the CHC model of intelligence—that is a measure of a general factor of intelligence. Both tests have child-friendly materials; and both have available software for scoring and report writing. While there are noticeable similarities with the two tests; there are differences as noted by Cohen and Swerdlik.
For example, the SBS can be used with test takers who are much younger and much older than test takers who can be tested with the WISC-IV. Although both are administered with the use of 10 subtests, the WISC-IV contain five supplemental tests; while the SBS does not contain any. The SBS can be modified to develop a short form that can be obtained as an Abbreviated Battery IQ with the administration of two subtests. The WISC-IV does not include short forms, nor can one be constructed. The WISC-IV include parent education as a variable that the SBS does not include. The SBS5 includes socioeconomic status, and test taker education that the WISV-IV do not include. In addition, there are differences to remember in the manner in which subtests are indexed (Cohen & Swerdlik, 2005, p. 281).

*Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children Fourth Edition (WISC-IV)

(a). Cognitive Factors

Working memory
Processing Speed
Verbal Comprehension
Perceptual Reasoning

(b). Non-verbal factors
Working memory
Processing speed
Perceptual reasoning

*Stanford-Binet Scales (SBS) Features

(a) Cognitive Factors

-Working Memory
--spatial Processing
-Fluid Reasoning
-Quantitative Reasoning

(b) Non-verbal factors
-Working Memory
-Visual-spatial reasoning
-Fluid ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses ways to differentiate between the Stanford-Binet and WISC-IV Intelligence tests.