Woodcock-Johnson® III Normative Update (NU) Form C/Brief Battery

Administration
Scoring
System Requirements
  • Administration

    The Brief Battery selective testing table below shows the tests that are included in each cluster. The test for the Brief Achievement cluster can be administered in less than 15 minutes. The Brief Reading and Brief Math clusters typically require about 10 minutes of testing time each. The Brief Writing cluster can be administered in about 20 minutes. The complete Brief Battery can be administered in 30 to 45 minutes.

    WJIII NU Brief Battery Table

    Uses

    Screening

    The first three tests in the Brief Battery are particularly useful screening tests. They are efficient to administer and produce a Brief Achievement cluster score. Each test has a simple 0/1 scoring procedure and does not require use of an audio recording.

    Re-evaluation

    The Brief Battery is also useful for special education reevaluations when a brief, but valid and reliable, measure of one or more academic areas is needed. It contains items for the most frequently used nine core tests in the WJ III NU Tests of Achievement. Using the Brief Battery for reevaluations reduces repeated exposure to the items on either Form A or B.

    Progress Monitoring

    WJ III NU is now the only individual achievement assessment system to offer three forms (A, B, C) with the same core tests to administer, each with its own discrete item set. This helps minimize potential content practice effects when measuring growth and makes it ideal for progress monitoring two to three times per year.

    Technical Information

    Technical information for the Brief Battery is based on the new Woodcock-Johnson III Normative Update. This unprecedented step to release updated norms well in advance of revised test editions includes a recalculation of the normative data based on the projected 2005 U.S. Census statistics. 8,782 subjects were selected for inclusion.

  • Scoring

    Scoring and Interpretation

    Scores obtained by using the WJ III NU: SS, GE, AE, PR, RPI, instructional ranges; and developmental level bands. When the first six tests in the Brief Battery are administered, the Intra-Achievement Variation Procedure (Brief) provides an analysis of relative strengths and weaknesses among the three achievement domains.

    Two focused cluster score variation procedures are also included in the Brief Battery. These procedures–the Intra-Achievement Variation Procedure (Brief) and the Intra-Achievement Variation Procedure (Broad)–allow the examiner to identify relative strengths and weaknesses among reading, math, and writing clusters by administering as few as six tests. When all nine tests in the battery are administered, the Broad Reading, Broad Math, and Broad Written Language clusters are available. These clusters are used in the Intra- Achievement Variation Procedure (Broad).

    Optional student score-related interventions can be added through the Woodcock Interpretation and Instructional Interventions Program™ 2.0 (WIIIP 2.0) and Form C Bundle. It provides several interpretive options, including Brief Reading, Brief Math, and Brief Writing clusters — each of which are made up of two tests.

    Software

    WJ III NU Compuscore and Profiles Program

    Each WJ III NU Test Kit includes the WJ III NU Compuscore and Profiles 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.

  • System Requirements

    Windows®

    • Microsoft® Windows 95/98/NT® 4.0/2000/Me/XP Operating System
    • 486 processor
    • 16 megabytes (MB) of available memory (RAM)
    • VGA resolution monitor
    • Mouse or compatible pointing device
    • Printer supported by MS Windows
    • CD-ROM Drive

    Macintosh®

    • Apple® system software version 10.2 through 10.3
    • Apple Macintosh computer with PPC processor
    • 96 megabytes (MB) of available memory (RAM)
    • Macintosh-compatible printer
    • CD-ROM Drive