LUTZ, Fla., Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales™, Second Edition (RIAS™-2) is now available to busy practitioners looking to save time and money with a reliable and comprehensive assessment of intelligence. The RIAS-2 builds on the highly respected reputation of the original instrument yet offers new features that give clinicians more reason to turn to RIAS-2.
Updated by the original authors, Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, and Randy W. Kamphaus, PhD, the RIAS-2 was developed using feedback from users of the original instrument. The eight subtests of the RIAS-2 provide an objective, comprehensive assessment of intelligence and its major components (global intelligence, verbal intelligence, and nonverbal intelligence, with co-normed composite memory and speeded processing tasks) and can be administered to individuals age 3 to 94 years in less than one hour.
"The RIAS-2 is a significant achievement in the field of intelligence testing," stated R. Bob Smith III, PhD, PAR chairman and CEO. "Dr. Reynolds and Dr. Kamphaus took their original, flagship product, listened to what those in the field needed, and made a trusted instrument even more useful to the psychological community. Because the RIAS-2 can be completed in about half the time needed for similar tests, the RIAS-2 is a tool that busy professionals can rely on to give them important results that allow them to make decisions and plan interventions in a timely and effective manner."
The RIAS-2 is ideal as a stand-alone intellectual assessment or as part of a clinical battery when a standardized assessment of intellectual functioning is needed. Two new speeded processing subtests (one verbal, one nonverbal) make this an even more comprehensive assessment than the original. New low-motor demand processing tests have been added that track how fast an examinee's mind works, not how fast their hands work, making the RIAS-2 a more valid assessment of true intelligence. Improvements to the RIAS-2 include new normative data based on current population proportions, updated item content, and revised basal and ceiling rules.
Based on the RIAS-2, the Reynolds Intellectual Screening Test™, Second Edition (RIST™-2) is a screening measure that provides a general cognitive aptitude score in less than 15 minutes. It is comprised of two tests included in the revised RIAS-2. The RIST-2 is ideal for determining which individuals need a more comprehensive assessment, screening for gifted and talented programs, as a repeat assessment, or when a global estimate of intelligence is all that is needed.
The RIAS-2 is convenient and easy for practitioners to use, with a complete RIAS-2/RIST-2 comprehensive kit priced at only $530.
To learn more about the RIAS-2, visit www.parinc.com, or call PAR Customer Support at 1.800.331.8378.
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