chapter  7
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Predictive Validity Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children

Becausethemajorpurposeofintelligencetestsistopredictachievement,the correlationbetweenintelligencetestscores(IQs)andachievementisfrequentlyexamined toestimatepredictivevalidity.Insuchstudies,theachievementmeasureiscalledthe "criterion."2(Thewordcriterionmeansstandard;thus,weareusingthepredictionof achievementasthestandardforjudgingthevalidityofanIQtest.)Correlationcoefficients inpredictivevaliditystudiesareusuallypositiveinvalue,rangingfrom0.00(novalidity) to1.00(perfectvalidity).3SeeAppendixAtoreviewthemedian,correlationcoefficient andpercentageof varianceaccountedforbeforeattemptingthisexercise.