Test Review: Review of the Shipley Institute of Living ScaleBy Bolton, Brian, PhD; Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 122-124
Publication Date: Winter 2003
Article discusses the Shipley Institute of Living Scale (SILS), which was designed to provide a quick assessment of intellectual ability and cognitive impairment for adolescents and adults in educational and clinical settings. The SILS consists of two subtests that each require ten minutes to complete. The Vocabulary subtest contains 40 words and is presented in multiple-choice format. The Abstraction subtest consists of 20 series of letters, numbers, or words, and is in a completion format. The author concludes that the SILS should not be used to evaluate intellectual deterioration due to evidence of inconsistent reliability and an overall lack of validity.
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