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

Overview
Scoring and Reporting
Additional Resources
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  • Overview

    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 also 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.

    *Free access provided with purchase of paper record forms.
    **WIIIP available through a separate subscription.

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    • Flexible Administration

      Flexible Testing to Suit a Variety of Needs

      Examiners can choose to administer one or more of the ECAD® clusters. Some tests contribute to multiple clusters, allowing for efficiency in administration.

      WJ ECAD Chart

  • Scoring and Reporting

    Robust Reporting for Meaningful Results

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt now 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

    Reporting Overview

    The WJ online reporting system allows examiners to enter raw scores, assessment data, and test session observations for any test in the WJ IV suite of assessments. Users can then generate and review reports for all derived scores and clusters in the secure environment, download the report as a PDF for easy sharing and offline review, and generate fully editable MS Word documents.

    With the publication of the test, examiners will be able to use the system to run a Score Report for ECAD.

    Sample Report

    Sample ECAD Comprehensive Report 

    Planned Future Reports

    The following reports will become available in the WJ Online Scoring and Reporting System for ECAD in the near future:

    • Standard Score/Percentile Rank Report: This report provides standard scores and percentile ranks for all administered tests and clusters.
    • Parent Report: This report provides graphical representations and qualitative descriptions of the child's scores along with easy-to-understand definitions of the constructs that are assessed with ECAD. This report can be generated in English or Spanish.
    • Developmental Age Profile Report: This report presents a graphical display of the child’s level of development on administered tests and clusters, and is useful for planning instruction and/or interventions.
    • Comprehensive Report: Examiners with a WIIIP subscription can create a Comprehensive Report using ECAD scores. Click here to learn more!
  • 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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  • Authors’ Hub
    Introducing the authors for ECAD®!

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