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Woodcock-Johnson III Test of Achievement. Standard Test – 12 tests –Test 1 Letter –Word Identification –Scoring »1 = correct response »0 = incorrect response.

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1 Woodcock-Johnson III Test of Achievement

2 Standard Test – 12 tests –Test 1 Letter –Word Identification –Scoring »1 = correct response »0 = incorrect response –No penalty for »Articulation errors »Dialect variations »Regional speech patterns »Words not read fluently = 0 »Count all items below basal as correct –Basal »Test complete pages until 6 lowest number administered are corrrect or item 1

3 –Ceiling »Six highest administered are incorrect, or item 76 given –Starting points »Preschool or Kindergarten - Item 1 page 5 »Grade 1 – Item 7 page 13 »Grade 2 – Item 17 page 19 »Grades 3 to 4 – Item 33 page 23 »Grades 5 to 6 – Item 41 page 25 »Grade 7 to average adult – Item 49 page 27 »College and Above Average Adult – Item 57 page 29

4 –Test 2 Reading Fluency –3 minute time limit –Stop watch –Exactly 3 minutes to complete as many items as possible –Record exact time if not 3 minutes –Use subject response booklet –Scoring »1 = correct response »0 = incorrect response »Use reading fluency scoring guide to score »Do not count samples or practice items »Record correct and incorrect, do not unattempted items as incorrect

5 »Administer samples items to all subjects –Test 3 Story Recall –Present all items from the audio recording –Pause after each story so the subject can respond –Look away from subject while audio recording is played, look expectantly toward subject after the double beep –Do not repeat any stories –May present items orally to young subjects or low functioning people - If presenting orally say paragraphs exactly as presented on recording, no more slowly or deliberately –If administering delayed recall do not tell the subject –Locate Story one on recording before testing begins

6 –Scoring »One point for each correctly identified element »Elements separated by slashes on the record, checkmark every correctly recalled item »Items in bold must be recalled verbatim, others do not 1 derivation (Jimmy rather than Jim) give credit 2 synonym (Mother & Father for parents) credit »Do not penalize for dialect or regional speech patterns »Record points in scoring program for each group administered »Record an X for each group not administered –Starting points »Preschool Story 1 Page 49

7 »Kindergarten to Grade 2 Story 3 page 51 »Grades 3 to 5 Story 5 page 53 »Grade 6 to Adult Story 7 Page 55 –Test 4 Understanding Directions Present all items from the audio recording Adequate time for responses, but pausing is permitted Look away while item presented, after the word go look expectantly at subject Do not repeat items May present items orally, but directions exactly as recording

8 Locate recordings in advance Scoring –1 = correct response –0 = incorrect response –Record the number of points in scoring program for each group of pictures administered –Record an X for each group not administered Starting points –Preschool Picture 1 page 63 –Kindergarten to Grade 4 Picture 2 Page 65 –Grade 5 to Adult Picture 4 Page 69 –Test 5 Calculation

9 Use Subject Response Booklet Scoring –1 = Correct response –0 = Incorrect response –Score poorly formed and reversed numbers correct –Score every item before moving to next test so that basal, ceilings, and complete queries can be established –Skipped items = 0 –Count all items below basal as correct Basal –6 lowest items correct Ceiling –6 highest items incorrect

10 Starting points –Preschool to Grade 1 Sample Item A Page 81 –Grade 2 Item 1 Page 83 –Grade 3 Item 4 page 83 –Grades 4 to 6 Item 9 Page 85 –Grade 9 to Average Adult Item 18 Page 85 –College and Above Average Adult Item 22 Page 85 –Test 6 Math Fluency 3 minute limit Stop watch Exactly 3 minutes to complete as many items as possible

11 If not 3 minutes record exactly the time Use subject response booklet Scoring –1 = Correct –0 = Incorrect –Use math fluency scoring guide to score Starting point, all begin with Item 1 –Test 7 Spelling Know exact pronunciation Correct pronunciation provided

12 –Use subject Response Booklet –Scoring 1 – correct 0 = incorrect Score each item before next test to establish basal and ceiling Do not penalize poor handwriting Accept reversed letters that do not form different letters Accept upper or lower case except where specified Count all items below basal as correct

13 Basal is 6 lowest numbers Ceiling is 6 highest numbers Starting points –Preschool to Kindergarten Item 1 Page 101 –Grade 1 Item 8 Page 105 –Grades 2 to 3 Item 12 Page 107 –Grades 4 to 6 Item 20 Page 109 –Grade 7 to Average Adult Item 28 Page 111 –College and Above Average Adult Item 36 Page 113 –Test 8 Writing Fluency 7 Minute time limit

14 Stopwatch Only 7 minutes for as many items as possible If finishing time not 7 minutes record exact time Use Subject Booklet Small group administration is permitted for two or three subjects Scoring –Score after test session –Score responses 1 or 0 –Must produce complete, reasonable sentences –Understood subject correct ([You] Dress the pretty doll.) –Do not penalize for pronunciation, caps or spelling –Do not penalize for poor handwriting

15 –Examiners manual for scoring instructions Starting point – all items to all subjects –Test 9 Passage Comprehension Subjects read items silently Do not tell words on this test Scoring –1 = correct –0 = incorrect –Do not penalize mispronunciation due to dialect etc. –Accept only one word responses –Correct no matter what tense or singular/plural unless specified

16 –Incorrect if noun substituted for verb etc. –Count all items below basal as correct Basal = 6 lowest correct Ceiling = 6 highest incorrect Starting points –Preschool to Kindergarten Introduction Page 133 –Grade 1 Item 5 Page 145 –Grade 2 and Above Sample Item B Page 157 –Test 10 Applied Problems Repeat items if requested Use worksheet

17 Paper and pencil can be provided prior to item 30 Scoring –1 = Correct –2 = Incorrect –Count all items below basal as correct –Basal 6 lowest correct –Ceiling 6 highest incorrect Starting points –Preschool to Kindergarten Item 1 Page 183 –Grade 1 Item 9 Page 189 –Grade 2 Item 15 Page 193 –Grade 3 Item 20 Page 195 –Grades 4 to 6 Item 25 Page 197 –Grade 7 to 9 Item 30 Page 199

18 –Grade 10 to Average Adult Item 35 Page 201 –College and Above Average Adult Item 40 Page 203 –Test 11 Writing Samples Administer all items in this block Tell printed word if requested Do not spell any words Repeat instructions for an item, if needed If handwriting illegible ask to write more clearly Use subject response booklet Small group administration permitted

19 Scoring –2, 1, 0r 0 depending on quality –Examiners manual for scoring instructions –Do not penalize for pronunciation, spelling, capitalization, or usage errors except when told to –Do not penalize for poor handwriting –Best estimate of writing skill is somewhere in middle of scoring range, see manual Items to administer –Preschool to Grade 1 Items 1 to 6 Page 217 –Grade 2 Items 1 to 112 Page 217 –Grades 3 to 6 Items 7 to 18 Page 219 –Grades 7 to Average Adult Items 13 to 24 Page 221 –College and Above Average Adult Item 19 – 30 Page 223

20 –Test 12 Story Recall-Delayed Administer Test 12 Story Recall only if Test 3 Story recall was administered Administer from 30 minute to 8 days after Test 3 Administer the same stories as in Test 3. Refer back to test record, place check on stories to be administered in test 12 Scoring –1 point for each correctly identified element –Do not give points for repeating the prompt used to initiate story –Elements separated by slash –Elements not in bold not verbatim

21 –If bold letter, must be verbatim »Derivation of bold word, (Jimmy rather than Jim) OK »Synonym very close in meaning (Afraid rather than scared) –Do not penalize for mispronunciations due to dialect etc. –Record number of points in software in each group administered –Record and X for each group not administered

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