Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Atkins MR/ID Court Decision: Florida's not-so-bright "bright-line" standard in action in Franqui v Florida (2011)

Another Florida Atkins MR/ID decision (Franqui v Florida, 2011) that reinforces the state of Florida's Cherry Court based "bright-line" (or what I think is a "not-so bright-approach") standard for evaluating IQ test scores. Again, one of the most accepted psychometric concepts in the arena of intelligence testing (SEM) is disregarded by Florida.

Also of interest is the apparent use of expert testimony only via written statements--no actual oral testimony. Haven't seen that one before, although I've not read all Atkins decisions.

This decision will be added to the ICDP Court Decisions blogroll.

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