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Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, 3rd Edition




The most up-to-date resource of comprehensive information for conducting cross-battery assessments

The Cross-Battery assessment approach—also referred to as the XBA approach—is a time-efficient assessment method grounded solidly in contemporary theory and research. The XBA approach systematically integrates data across cognitive, achievement, and neuropsychological batteries, enabling practitioners to expand their traditional assessments to more comprehensively address referral concerns. This approach also includes guidelines for identification of specific learning disabilities and assessment of cognitive strengths and weaknesses in individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition is designed to help busy practitioners quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you to gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition is updated to include the latest editions of cognitive ability test batteries , such as the WISC-IV, WAIS-IV, and WJ III COG, and special purpose cognitive tests including the WMS-IV and TOMAL-II. This book now also overs many neuropsychological batteries such as the NEPSY-II and D-KEFS and provides extensive coverage of achievement batteries and special purpose tests, including the WIAT-III, KM-3, WRMT-3 and TOWL-4. In all, this book includes over 100 psychological batteries and 750 subtests, all of which are classified according to CHC (and many according to neuropsychlogical theory. This useful guide includes a timesaving CD-ROM, Essential Tools for Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA) Applications and Interpretation, which allows users to enter data and review results and interpretive statements that may be included in psychological reports.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Series Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

One Overview 1

Two How to Organize a Cross-Battery Assessment Using Cognitive, Achievement, and Neuropsychological Batteries 45

Three How to Interpret Test Data 121

Four Cross-Battery Assessment for SLD Identification: The Dual Discrepancy/Consistency Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses in the Context of an Operational Definition 227

Five Cross-Battery Assessment of Individuals From Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds 287

Six Strengths and Weaknesses of the Cross-Battery Assessment Approach 351

Seven Cross-Battery Assessment Case Report 365

Appendix A CHC Narrow Ability Definitions and Task Examples 389

Appendix B CHC Broad and Narrow Ability Classification Tables for Tests Published Between 2001 and 2012 399

Appendix C Descriptions of Cognitive, Achievement, and Neuropsychological Subtests by CHC Domain 417

Appendix D Critical Values for Statistical Significance and Base Rate for Composites on Comprehensive Cognitive and Achievement Batteries 425

Appendix E Variation in Task Demands and Task Characteristics of Subtests on Cognitive and Neuropsychological Batteries 431
Marlene Sotelo-Dynega and Tara Cuskley

Appendix F Variation in Task Demands and Task Characteristics of Subtests on Achievement Batteries by IDEA Academic Area 439
Jennifer T. Mascolo

Appendix G Neuropsychological Domain Classifications 445

Appendix H Understanding and Using the XBA PSW-A v1.0 Software Program Tab by Tab 457

Appendix I Cognitive and Neuropsychological Battery-Specific Culture-Language Matrices 485

Appendix J Cross-Battery Assessment Case Reports 503
Jim Hanson, John Garruto, and Karen Apgar

Appendix K Eugene, Oregon, School District Integrated Model for Specific Learning Disability Identification 505

Appendix L Summary of the Expert Consensus Study for Determining CHC Broad and Narrow Ability Classifications for Subtests New to This Edition 517

Appendix M Criteria Used in XBA DMIA v2.0 for Follow-Up on a Two-Subtest Composite 527

Author Index 533

Subject Index 537

About the Authors 553

About the CD 555

The CD-ROM contains the full versions of all Appendices; three software programs that analyze data (Cross-Battery Assessment Data Management and Interpretive Assistant, Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses Analyzer, and Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix); and a form (Evaluation and Consideration of Exclusionary Factors for SLD Identification).

Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix - Basic Version (non-automated) (MS Excel) (updated 3.26.18)
Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix - Instruction and Interpretation Tutorial (MS PowerPoint)
Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix - General (MS Word)
Culture-Language Test Classifications Reference List: Complete (MS Word)