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Wechsler IQ tests: Distribution of Cross-cultural Norms

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Date Released: Wed, 5 September 2012 15:59 +0200

Under the co-ordination of Professor Ann Edwards in the Department of Psychology, Rhodes University, cross-cultural norms have been developed in a series of studies on the adult and child Wechsler IQ tests (WAIS-III and WISC IV).  Test distributors Mindmuzik Media (Pty) Ltd have requested and been granted permission to make these norms available to purchasers of the tests. Pre-publication, the norms are already being widely applied nationally in clinical and medico-legal assessment contexts to facilitate valid assessment of individuals coming from relatively disadvantaged educational backgrounds.  The norms are due for publication in a forthcoming book edited by Kate Cockcroft and Sumaya Laher, entitled ‘Psychological Assessment in South Africa:  Research and Applications’.  The book is due for release in January 2013 by Wits Press.

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