ISBN-10:
1118799151
ISBN-13:
9781118799154
Pub. Date:
02/02/2015
Publisher:
Wiley
Essentials of WJ IV Tests of Achievement / Edition 1

Essentials of WJ IV Tests of Achievement / Edition 1

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Overview

Essentials of WJ IV Tests of Achievement / Edition 1

  • Complete coverage of administration, scoring,interpretation, and reporting
  • Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls
  • Conveniently formatted for rapid reference

The hands-on guide for confidently administering, scoring,and interpreting the WJ IV® Tests ofAchievement

Written by Nancy Mather and Barbara J. Wendling—two expertson the topic—Essentials of WJ IV®Tests of Achievement provides step-by-step guidance foradministering, scoring, and interpreting the achievement portion ofthe WJ IV®.Designed to be an easy-to-use reference,the text goes beyond the information found in the WJIV® test manual to offer full explanations of thetests and clusters on the WJ IV® ACH. Thisessential guide also explains the meaning of all scores andinterpretive features and includes valuable advice on clinicalapplications and illuminating case studies.

Essentials of WJ IV® Tests of Achievementcontains:

  • Concise chapters that feature numerous callout boxeshighlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and 'Test Yourself'questions
  • Separate chapter on the use and interpretation of the WJIV® Tests of Oral Language and how the WJIV® ACH and WJ IV® OL can be usedtogether to increase diagnostic utility
  • Expert assessment of the test's relative strengths andweaknesses

This accessible resource highlights the most informative aspectsof WJ IV® ACH, points out common errors, andreviews the complexities of administration and scoring theWoodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118799154
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/02/2015
Series: Essentials of Psychological Assessment Series
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 160,599
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 3.10(d)

About the Author

Nancy Mather, PhD, is a Professor at the University ofArizona in the Department of Disability and PsychoeducationalStudies. She specializes in the areas of assessment, reading,writing, and learning disabilities. She has served as a learningdisabilities teacher, a diagnostician, and an educationalconsultant.

Barbara J. Wendling, MA, is the Education Director of theWoodcock-Muñoz Foundation and the Director of the RichardWoodcock Institute. She is a co-author of the manuals for the WJIV® and the Woodcock Interpretation andInstructional Interventions Programs. She has served as a generaleducation teacher, a learning disabilities specialist, a productmanager for a test publishing company, and an educationalconsultant.

Table of Contents

Series Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

One Overview 1

Two How to Administer the WJ IV ACH 21

Three How to Score the WJ IV ACH 69

Four How to Interpret the WJ IV ACH 87

Five Use and Interpretation of the WJ IV Tests of Oral Language 159

Six Strengths and Weaknesses of the WJ IV ACH 204
John O. Willis and Ron Dumont

Seven Clinical Applications of the WJ IV ACH 217

Eight Illustrative Case Reports 245

Appendix A Fine Points of WJ IV ACH Administration and WJ IV OL Administration 299

Appendix B Frequently Asked Questions About the WJ IV ACH and the WJ IV OL 311

Appendix C Table for Converting z-Scores (z) to Percentile Ranks (PR) or Standard Scores (SS) 329

References 331

Annotated Bibliography 336

Index 339

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