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WARNING - CHOKING HAZARD: Small parts not for children under 3 years.
Ages: 5-0 to 17-11 years
Abbreviated Battery: 10-15 min
Standard Battery: 30 min
Extended Battery: 45 minutes
The UNIT™ is designed for use with children and adolescents and is
intended to provide a fair assessment of intelligence for individuals
who have speech, language, or hearing impairments; different cultural or
language backgrounds; or those who are verbally uncommunicative. The
manual describes studies of the UNIT™ being used with African Americans,
Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans, and individuals with limited
English proficiency or those who are deaf/hearing impaired. Diagnostic
information is provided relevant to common educational exceptionalities,
including intellectual disabilities, giftedness, and learning
Provides entirely nonverbal stimulus and response administration format incorporating eight hand and body gestures
Offers Abbreviated, Standard, and Extended batteries
Offers a wide breadth of use with exceptional students including intellectually disabled, learning disabled, and gifted
- Provides a fair measure for deaf and hearing-impaired students
Reduces situational sources of test bias
Incorporates multiple response modes including: manipulatives, paper and pencil, and pointing
Unlike many nonverbal tests, the UNIT™ subtests require multiple response modes, including use of manipulative, paper-and-pencil, and pointing. The subtests were developed to engage and interest children across races, ethnicities, and cultures. The examiner uses eight relatively universal hand and body gestures to explain tasks to the examinee. In addition to these gestures, UNIT™ administration employs examiner demonstrations, sample items, corrective responses, transitional checkpoint items, and scored items that do not permit examiner feedback.
Scoring and Interpretation
Each of the six subtests will yield scores with a mean of 10 and a standard deviation of 3. In addition, the following five quotient scores are available, each with a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15: Full Scale Intelligence Quotient (FSIQ), Memory Quotient (MQ), Reasoning Quotient (RQ), Symbolic Quotient (SQ), and Nonsymbolic Quotient (NSQ).
Standardized through a carefully designed stratified random sampling plan, the UNIT™ resulted in a sample that closely matches the population according to 1995 U.S. Census data. Normative data were collected from a comprehensive national sample of 2,100 children and adolescents ages 5-0 to 17-11 years. Data were collected in 108 sites across 38 states. When individuals from reliability, validity, and fairness studies are included in the standardization sample, a total of 3,865 children and adolescents were examined.
Reliabilities are high, and validity studies include exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, which provide consistent support for the structure of the UNIT™. Validity studies show strong concurrent validity with many other measures of intelligence, and the UNIT™ appears to be a good predictor of academic achievement. In addition, discriminant validity evidence is reported, demonstrating that the UNIT™ differentiates among individuals with intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, or speech/language impairments, or those who are gifted.
UNIT™ TEST KIT (with CARRYING CASE) INCLUDES: Examiner’s Manual, Stimulus Books 1 and 2, Package of 25 Mazes Response Booklets, Package of 25 Record Forms, and an Object Kit (16 Response Chips, Response Grid, 9 Cubes, Response Mat, 10 Symbolic Memory Cards, Black Pencil, Red Pencil, and Administration-at-a-Glance), all in a sturdy canvas carrying case. (©1998)
UNIT™ Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test™ - Abbreviated Record Forms
(Package of 25)
UNIT™ Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test™ - Compuscore Software V1.1
The Compuscore™ Software Program provides an accurate and quick scoring solution to users of
the UNIT™ who are currently hand-scoring. This program enables examiners
to compare scores quickly and easily as the software converts raw
scores to scaled scores and allows for changes in confidence bands and
significance levels. The report generated by the UNIT™ Compuscore™ Software Program
contains a short narrative, which can be exported into a word processing
System Requirements: Windows® 95/98/ NT/2000/ME/XP, 20MB hard
disk space, 32MB of free RAM,and CD-ROM drive
UNIT™ Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test™ - University Training CD
UNIT™ Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test™ - University Training Guide
UNIT™ Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test™ - Training Videotape