Scaling Three Versions of the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Te | 16826
International Research Journals

Educational Research

All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission System of respective journal.

Scaling Three Versions of the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Test: Examining Ceiling Effects for Identifying Giftedness


Tandra Tyler-Wood, Gerald Knezek, Rhonda Christensen, Cesareo Morales, Peter Dunn-Rankin

Three versions of the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale were administered to 42 children aged 8-14 years who had been referred to the researchers as gifted. Twenty-five subjects were retained in the analysis pool by virtue of scoring 118 or higher on one of the three versions of the Stanford-Binet. Researchers analyzed the scores on the three test versions to better understand the nature of the differences. The L-M version was found to have a greater range (higher ceiling) than the Fourth Edition or the Fifth Edition of the Stanford-Binet. The children averaged 136.84 (SD = 15.68) on the L-M version, 129.52 (SD = 9.73) on the Fourth Edition, and 124.24 (SD = 9.66) on the Fifth Edition. A re-norming process is recommended to establish appropriate criteria for gifted placement.

Share this article