UNIT2 and Beyond: Innovations in the World of Non-Verbal Cognitive Assessment

05/11/2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Grade levels:
All Grade Levels
Content areas:
School Counseling
Topics:
universal non verbal inteligence test
District/Organization:
Lewis & Clark Graduate School - Center for Community Engagement

This workshop for school psychologists will focus on the rationale for the Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test (UNIT2), including the model upon which it was built, information about its standardization and psychometric properties, administration and scoring directions, and relevant applications and interpretations.

Participants will learn about two additional instruments that can be used to screen students for at-risk status.

  1. Universal Multidimensional Abilities Scales This rating scale allows teachers to rate students on 6 subscales: cognition, leadership, creativity, literacy, math, and science. It provides scoring and interpretation based on a national standardization sample, and a “built-in” local norming mechanism. The directions encourage teachers to minimize the importance of a particular language or communication strategy.
  2. UNIT: GAT or UNIT Group Abilities Test This test is a group administered operationalization of cognition, and provides an efficient strategy for screening of cognition for determining at-risk status, as well as giftedness.