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Slosson Intelligence Test


IQ test
SIT-R uses calibrated norms for ages 4 to
Good diagnostic tool to identify students
needing further evaluation.
Student candidates for testing

Intended Purpose of Slosson
SIT-R is intended to be a screening test of
intelligence specifically measuring the
verbal intelligence factor.
Six domains include: vocabulary, general
information, similarities and differences,
comprehension, quantitative, reasoning,
auditory memory.

SIT-R Model
Crystallized Intelligence Memory
Verbal Quantitative
Vocabulary Quantitative Auditory
General information Memory
Similarities and Differences
Vocabulary (VO)
Ability to use, understand and define
words orally.

Age 7 sample question, What does
dangerous mean?
General Information (GI)
Reflects the learning of cultural
knowledge, much or which is not explicitly
or directly taught.

Age 7 sample question, What is paper
made of?
Similarities and Differences (SD)
This cognitive area reflects ones skill in
determining common attributes of two
dissimilar things or concepts and also
some uncommon attributes.
Age 7 sample question, How are an
airplane and a balloon the same? How are
an airplane and a balloon different?
Comprehension (CO)
Reflects ones knowledge of social
behavior, common sense and ability to
interpret sayings and proverbs.
Age 8 sample question, Why do we need
to cook some food before we eat it?
Quantitative (QN)
Reflects ability to do mental calculations,
remember the essential numbers,
determine the arithmetic process required,
and calculate the correct answer.
Age 7 sample question, Jim had six
marbles and he got two more. How many
does he have altogether?
Auditory Memory (AM)
Reflects ones ability to remember and
repeat correctly a random series of digits,
both forward and backwards, and several
Age 7 sample, Say these numbers
backwards: 4, 7, 3.
Question Validity
Proven reliable test: Uses same kinds of
items accepted on other cognitive aptitude
tests. Example - The Binet.
Examples of every domain (GI, VO, etc.)
found at least once out of every ten
Test score components: True score
variance, item specific variance and error.
Estimating reliability are attempts to
demonstrate the consistency with which
test items measure some common factors-
No test is 100% accurate!
Standard error of measure: 10 points.
Slosson Instruction
Individual test form
Helpful checklists for administrators
Note: #s 2, 6, 11, 19, 25
Underline key words for # 1 - 25
Chronological age of student Page 8
Individual test form activity- 15 minutes
Reference pages: 32 39 ages 16+
Sample copy of Total standard score page 34
Total Standard Scores
Scoring tables: Using the extreme right or left
column of individuals raw score, locate column
that describes his/her age.
Basal Item: Question number at which the
student answers ten consecutive questions
refer to page 8.
Total number: Questions correct after Basal
Correct questions after basal =s raw score.
Ceiling Item: Last correct item.
Test Results
Chronological age (CA) + Raw Score =
Total Standard Score (TSS) - Table A
Mean age equivalent (MAE) - Table B
T-Score Table C
Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE) - TSS Score
NCE found in Table C
Stanine Category Table C
Percentile Ranking Table C
Confidence Interval Table D
Giving the Test
Read questions exactly as written.
Mark the answer sheet 0 for incorrect and
1 for correct.
Once the student has answered 10
consecutive questions incorrectly, they
have completed the test.


Ah-Ha Moments