Title

The importance of small but consistent group differences on standardized tests: The case of sex differences on the McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities

Abstract

Abstract

Investigated sex differences on the McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities. While few of the sex differences on the separate scales were statistically significant, binomial tests indicated that the overall pattern of differences consistently favored females. Several reasons why these smali but consistent between-group differences may have important consequences in evaluation settings are discussed. The procedures presented here should prove generally useful in situations in which a series of tests or subtests is used.

Publication Date

4-1978

Journal Title

Journal of Clinical Psychology

Publisher

Wiley

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1002/1097-4679(197804)34:2<443::AID-JCLP2270340240>3.0.CO;2-K

Document Type

Article

Rights

Copyright © 1978 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company