- The apparent role of a judge becoming the psychometric expert when she decides which part score (verbal, nonverbal, full scale) to use to establish Williams level of intellectual functioning. Kevin Foley has provided a guest post about this issue, which will be the next post at this blog.
- The continued issue of part vs full scale IQ scores in Atkins cases.
- The role of school records and school special education decisions made during elementary and secondary schooling in Atkins decisions.
- The role of measured academic achievement in Atkins decisions, particularly the issue of whether a person who may be mentally retarded can achieve above their measured IQ (note - I've written about this previously and will make comments with appropriate links in a separate post..the answer is "yes").
- The conceptually and technically messy issue of determining pre-incarceration levels of adaptive behavior retrospectively. I'm hoping that a few experts in Atkins AB assessment will review the documents and weigh in on the information provided, expert opinions, and final decision. This area is a definite methodological quagmire in Atkins cases.
- The whole issue of malingering and how to detect it
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