WJ IV Tests of Early Cognitive and Academic Development (ECAD®)

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  • Overview

    Flexible Testing to Suit a Variety of Needs

    With its combination of unique new material, age-appropriate artwork, and early-form content adapted from trusted WJ IV tests, ECAD provides a dynamic way for examiners to assess emerging cognitive abilities and academic skills in young children and children with cognitive delays using contemporary, theory-based measures.

    ECAD’s assessment clusters can be completed individually or in any combination. Plus, some tests provide information applicable to multiple clusters, providing examiners with even more options for test interpretation.

    WJ ECAD Chart

  • Scoring and Reporting

    ECAD Scoring & Reporting

    To determine the presence and severity of cognitive delays, ECAD offers percent delay, standard deviation delay, and months delay scores - helping assessors in many states meet IDEA eligibility requirements.

    Scoring and reporting for ECAD is completed through the free WJ Online Scoring and Reporting system, a secure, web-based environment accessible from any computer with an Internet connection. Plus, when paired with the WJ IV Interpretation and Instructional Interventions Program™ (WIIIP®)*, ECAD reports provide easy-to-implement intervention suggestions that target specific cognitive and academic delays.

    The following reports are available for ECAD in the WJ Online Scoring and Reporting System:

    • Score Report: This report provides age-equivalent (AE) scores (including difficulty levels or ranges, relative proficiency index (RPI), standard score or percentile rank for a single examinee.
    • Parent Report: This report describes the clusters or tests administered and provides a profile of the examinee's norm-based or criterion-referenced based proficiency when compared with others in the same age nationally. This report is available in English and Spanish.
    • Profile Report: This report provides a graphical description of the examinee's performance using the standard score confidence band and percentile rank (PR).
    • Comprehensive Report: Examiners with a WIIIP subscription can create a Comprehensive Report using ECAD scores.

    About the WJ Online Scoring and Reporting System

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt provides web-based scoring and reporting for all Woodcock-Johnson® Fourth Edition (WJ IV™) assessments, including ECAD®.

    Accessible for free with a paper record form purchase, the WJ Online Scoring and Reporting System offers a powerful solution that provides:

    • Secure, 24/7 access from any computer with an Internet connection
    • Accurate and reliable results delivered in real time through robust reports
    • 90 days to edit committed test records
    • Deletion and restoration of test records
  • Additional Resources

    ASB #4: Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Early Cognitive and Academic Development: Overview and Technical Abstract

    This bulletin provides an overview of the Woodcock-Johnson® IV Tests of Early Cognitive and Academic Development (ECAD®; Schrank, McGrew & Mather, 2015) and highlights important technical aspects of ECAD that establish its validity for measuring emergent cognitive and expressive language abilities and early academic skills.

    Information in this bulletin is abstracted from the Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Early Cognitive and Academic Development Comprehensive Manual (Wendling, Mather, LaForte, McGrew & Schrank, 2015). Additionally, because ECAD was developed and normed simultaneously with the Woodcock-Johnson IV (WJ IV;Schrank, McGrew & Mather, 2014a), much of the technical information relevant to the WJ IV also applies to ECAD tests.

    Readers who are interested in more detailed information should consult the Woodcock-Johnson IV Technical Manual (McGrew, LaForte & Schrank, 2014).

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