Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Plata (2007) Atkins MR Texas decision: Another blow against voodoo psychometrics


Another Atkins court decisions (Plata, 2007, TX) is now available in the Court Decisions on the blog sidebar.  Of interest is the courts recognition of the voodoo psychometrics previously mentioned at ICDP re: the clinical n=1 upward adjustment of IQ scores.  It looks like the Plata's attorney persuaded the court that these magical measurement mis-adventures needed to stop.  Kudos to the attorney and judge for sheddding some sunlight on questionable psychometric practices.


In January, 2008, Plata was determined to be MR/ID and sentenced to life in prison..and not execution.

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