Wechsler IQ tests: Distribution of Cross-cultural NormsDate 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.