Diagnostic Supplement to WJ III™ Normative Update Tests of Cognitive Abilities

Features
Scoring and Interpretation
System Requirements
  • Features
    • A General Intellectual Ability-Bilingual Scale (GIA–Bil)
    • A Broad Cognitive Ability–Low Verbal (BCA–LV) cluster
    • A General Intellectual Ability, Early Development Scale (GIA–Edev)
    • Memory for Names, a popular subtest from the Woodcock-Johnson—Revised, with colorful space creatures that are ideal for younger children
    • Additional clusters for several narrow CHC abilities when combined with tests from the WJ III Tests of Cognitive Abilities
    • Expanded measures of certain broad and narrow CHC abilities
    • Ideal for measuring basic psychological processes in problem-solving models like Response to Intervention (RTI)

    Administration

    The availability of several tests, clusters, and interpretive procedures increases the diagnostic usefulness of the entire WJ III NU system.

    • A General Intellectual Ability-Bilingual scale (GIA-Bil) is available for English-dominant bilingual individuals. When used with the WJ III NU Tests of Achievement, the GIA-Bil can be used as an ability measure in calculating ability/achievement discrepancies.
    • An accommodation (Test 31: Bilingual Verbal Comprehension-English/ Spanish) is available for assessing the overall verbal comprehension of English-Spanish bilingual individuals.
    • A language-reduced thinking ability cluster (Thinking Ability-Low Verbal) is available for English-dominant bilingual individuals. This cluster can be used in the Intracognitive (Standard) Variation Procedure for evaluation of relative cognitive strengths and weaknesses.
    • A broad-based cognitive ability cluster, Broad Cognitive Ability-Low Verbal (BCA-LV), is also available. This cluster has relatively low verbal requirements overall. Note: The Verbal Ability cluster subtest, Test 1: Verbal Comprehension, is not included in this cluster.
    • A General Intellectual Ability-Early Development scale (GIA-EDev) is available for use with children at the preschool level. Additionally, this scale may be used with low-functioning individuals of any age. An interpretive procedure is included for identifying the presence and severity of developmental delay.
  • Scoring and Interpretation

    Scoring

    Each Diagnostic Supplement to the WJ III NU Tests of Cognitive Abilities includes the enhanced WJ III NU Compuscore and Profiles Program. With this program, raw scores are entered, and the software quickly and accurately provides all derived scores for tests and clusters.

    Scores that can be generated from DS include: AE, GE, instructional zones, developmental zones, RPI, PR, SS, W score, T score, NCE, z score, stanine, and CALP.

    Optional students score related interventions can be added through use of the Woodcock Interpretation and Instructional Interventions Program™ (WIIIP™).

    Technical Information

    DS includes normative data from more than 8,700 individuals from ages 2 to 90+, including college and university undergraduate and graduate students, in more than 100 geographically diverse communities that are representative of the U.S. population—the same norming sample from the WJ III NU.

    Co-normed with the WJ III NU, DS provides more accurate and valid comparisons between and among the CHC abilities than would be possible by comparing separately normed instruments.

    Test Broad Ability Narrow Ability
    Memory for Names Long-Term Retrieval (Glr) Associative Memory
    Visual Closure Visual-Spatial Thinking (Gv) Closure Speed
    Sound Patterns-Voice Auditory Processing (Ga) Sound Discrimination
    Number Series Fluid Reasoning (Gf) Quantitative Reasoning
    Number Matrices Fluid Reasoning (Gf) Quantitative Reasoning
    Cross Out Processing Speed (Gs) Perceptual Speed
    Memory for Sentences Short-Term Memory (Gsm) Auditory Memory Span
    Block Rotation Visual-Spatial Thinking (Gv) Visualization
    Sound Patterns-Music Auditory Processing (Ga) Sound Discrimination
    Memory for Names-Delayed Long-Term Retrieval (Glr) Associative Memory
    Bilingual Verbal Comprehension Comprehension-Knowledge (Gc) Lexical Knowledge and Language Development

    Interpretation

    Scores obtained by using WJ III: SS, GE, AE, PR, RPI, instructional ranges; and developmental level banDS.

    Each WJ III Test Kit includes the WJ III NU Compuscore and Profile Program at no additional charge. With this program, you enter the raw scores, and the software quickly and accurately provides all derived scores for tests and clusters and eliminates hand-scoring errors. The Summary Report, produced in either English or Spanish, contains a brief narrative description of the individual's test performance and incorporates observations from the Test Session Observation Checklist.

    The Summary Report and Table of Scores can be easily imported into a word-processing program for integration into a more extensive report. The program also provides age/grade profiles and standard score/percentile rank profiles.

    The report and table of scores can be easily imported into a word-processing program for integration into a more extensive report. The program also provides age/grade profiles and standard score/percentile rank profiles.

  • System Requirements

    Software

    Minimum System Requirements

    Windows®

    • Microsoft® Windows 95/98/NT 4.0
    • 486 processor
    • 16 MB of free RAM
    • VGA resolution monitor
    • Mouse or compatible pointing device
    • Printer supported by MS Windows

    Macintosh®

    • Apple® system software version 7.5.5 through 9.0
    • Apple Macintosh computer with 68020 processor
    • 16 MB of free RAM
    • Macintosh-compatible printer

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