Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales Analysis

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The Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales second edition

This short paper has the aim of reviewing the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales second edition (RIAS-2). The first edition of this instrument was introduced about 12 years ago, (Beaujean & McGlaughlin, 2014). The new version of the RIAS will be ready for use from mid-2016, (Reynolds & Kamphaus, n.d). The RIAS-2 is an individual administered psychometric instrument designed to evaluate cognitive ability: general intelligence (g), crystallized intelligence (Gc) and fluid reasoning (Gf). Broadly, the original RIAS has six subtests that measure intelligence: guess what, verbal reasoning, odd-item out, what’s missing, verbal memory, and the non-verbal subtest, (Beaujean & McGlaughlin, 2014). The RIAS-2 has an additional two new speeded processing subtests (one verbal, one nonverbal), (Reynolds & Kamphaus, n.d.).
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On the verbal reasoning subtest, the candidate orally answers presented sentences using one or two words. On the odd-item out, the candidate chooses the one figure or drawing that does not belong in a given group. On what’s missing subtest, the candidate must find out which is the missing component in a picture. The verbal memory subtest assesses the examinee’s capacity to encode, briefly store, and recall verbal material using meaningful context. And the non-verbal subtest assesses the examinee’s capacity to encode, store, and recognize pictorial stimuli that can be either concrete or abstract without meaningful referents, (Beaujean & McGlaughlin, 2014; Reynolds & Kamphaus,

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