ALEXANDER CURRICULUM-BASED INDEX OF TOWNER GARDENS SCHOOL (ACBIT): A SUPPLEMENTARY TEST IN THE ASSESSMENT OF THE INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED (ID) STUDENT
Alexander, G., Movement For the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore, Singapore
This test was developed to accompany the traditional standardized IQ tests currently used to psychologically assess the Intellectually Disabled students. It is a rating scale that is filled-up by both the class teacher and the school psychologist. The class teacher uses the school curriculum of that student for that standard for the evaluation. The School Psychologist uses this plus some semi-standardized measures to evaluate the student. Two major areas in the student's repertoire are rated. One of these is the level of Academic Skills. The focus here is counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication & division, speech, spelling, reading, understanding and writing. The next is Functional Skills. The functional skills focuses on receptive language, expressive language, daily living skills, socialization skills, co-curricula activities, others activities, attention, behaviour, and, most recent IQ score. Evaluation of each, together with results from traditional IQ tests would give the reader a wider picture of the student's capabilities in this school environment, and within the Singapore culture for this sample. The addition of the supplementary test would foster greater areas to focus on when recommending for remediation for the student.