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Updated Guidance on use of BAS and WISC
STEC has issued updated guidance on use of British Ability Scales and WISC for assessments carried out for students over 16 years of age.
calendar21/09/2010

Assessment Update:

 

For assessments carried out when a student is over 16 years of age in support of Disabled Students’ Allowances it is acceptable to use the following tests up to the ceiling of the test:

 

British Ability Scales 2nd Edition  [BASII]                                                   ceiling 17:11

Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children 4th Edition [WISC-IV UK]        ceiling 16:11

 

Alternative tests covering these areas which can be used by psychologists include:

 

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-III) 3rd Edition Age range 16 – 89

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV) 4th Edition             Age range 16 – 90:11

 

Tests that are normed for the adult population such as the WAIS and WRIT are preferred  for diagnostic assessments in support of DSA applications.

 

SpLD Test Evaluation Committee [STEC]

20 September 2010
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