Do you use brief measures of intelligence? There is available an increasing variety of short forms and new and revised quick tests of intelligence. However, little is known about clinical practice using these abbreviated instruments. The authors report the results of a 4-country exploratory survey of the extent and circumstances of the use of short forms and quick tests. Such measures are commonly used, and practitioners generally followed literature-based advice about the role of brief measures. However, idiosyncratic subtest combinations and inappropriate prorating were also prevalent with short forms. Frequently used quick tests were identified, as were the reasons for using brief measures. The authors offer specific recommendations for the appropriate use of brief measures.
Thompson, A., LoBello, S. G., Atkinson, L., Chisholm, V., & Ryan, J. J. (2004). Brief Intelligence Testing in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 35(3), 286-290. https://doi.org/10.1037/0735-7028.35.3.286