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Interpretation of InView Results

By Inderbir Kaur Sandhu, Ph.D

Q: My son's InView results came in. I am unable to understand it. Please assist.

CSI: 120
(Range 116 - 125). Mean: 100. SD: 16. Age of child: 8

National Percentile scores shown below are what candidate got:

Sequences: 94
Quantitative Reasoning: 96
Total Nonverbal Score: 63
Verbal Reasoning - Words: 80
Verbal Reasoning - Context: 96
Total Verbal Score: 95
Total Score: 94

Also, question #2: How on Earth can the total of non-verbal be: 63, if the 2 items above it - each are 90?

A: The InView section is specifically formulated to measure skills and abilities directly related to academic success such as verbal reasoning, sequences, analogies, and quantitative reasoning. This helps in the planning of programmes for students, diagnose possible learning disabilities, and screen students for placement into special programs. The CSI (Cognitive Skills Index) is derived from this portion.

This test claims that the "CSI scores from InView provide a highly reliable measure of overall academic aptitude which is valuable information for guidance, activities planning, and special program identification. Anticipated Achievement scores allow one to compare student performance with that of similar individuals and groups". Bear in mind that the InView does not measure all aspects of cognitive abilities. Since it is intended for use in schools, emphasis is placed on reasoning abilities that are important for success in an educational program rather than other cognitive abilities. In short, the InView (ability) scores indicate the potential the student has for learning certain concepts.

The average score is 100 and your son scored 120, which is above average. The National Percentile (NP) score is a score that ranks test performances from 1 to 99. For example, a NP score (or rank) of 63 means that the student's score is higher than the scores of 63 per cent of the students in the norm group for that grade and time of year. However, note that the NP is a non-equal-interval scale, meaning that the distance between two NPs has different meanings at different points on the scale. Thus, NPs cannot be treated arithmetically; that is, they cannot be averaged directly. The nonverbal scores are first scaled from raw scores then converted to a percentile score. They are not to be averaged - there is a system in doing this, which is based on referenced norms.

Hope that helps your understanding. Best of luck!


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