Ages: 15-0 through 90Testing Time: 60 minutesAdministration: Individual
The Ross Information Processing Assessment–Second Edition (RIPA-2) is a current revision of the popular Ross Information Processing Assessment. The addition of reliability and validity studies performed on individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major improvement in the test.
The RIPA-2 enables the examiner to quantify cognitive-linguistic deficits, determine severity levels for each skill area, and develop rehabilitation goals and objectives. The RIPA-2 provides quantifiable data for profiling 10 key areas basic to communicative and cognitive functioning:
Internal consistency reliability was investigated, and the mean reliability coefficient for RIPA-2 subtests was .85, with a range of .67 to .91. This indicates that test error was minimal and that the RIPA-2 can be used with confidence. Content, construct, and criterion-related validity also were thoroughly studied. Correlations between the RIPA-2 and selected subtests of The Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Ability show a considerable relationship. The RIPA-2 scores distinguish dramatically between groups known to have cognitive deficits and those known to have normal cognitive skills. The investigations were done by independent researchers working in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, clinics, and private practices. Convincing evidence also is provided to demonstrate that RIPA-2 items are not biased with regard to age or gender.
New Features of the RIPA-2