- 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. Wendlingtwo expertson the topicEssentials 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.
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
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 204John 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
Annotated Bibliography 336