Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery-Third Edition Descriptive Essay by Peter Pen

Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery-Third Edition
This paper describes and evaluates the Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery-Third Edition (WJIII).
# 101158 | 4,465 words | 2 sources | APA | 2007
Published on Feb 20, 2008 in Education (Education Psychology) , Psychology (Testing)


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Description:

This paper explains that the Woodcock-Johnson batteries (WJIII), which was first published in 1977, is a comprehensive test battery used for assessing cognitive and academic achievement skills in individuals, aged 2 years through 90 years. The author points out that WJIII norms are based on data from the same sample of subjects, which allows direct comparisons among and within a subject's scores, giving a degree of accuracy not possible when comparing scores from separately normed tests. The paper stresses that professionals who use the WJIII ACH are responsible for maintaining test security by carefully storing materials and protecting test contents. The author would use this testing system to understand a student's strengths and weaknesses because it has more validity than other tests, is easy to give, is current and shows strong reliabilities.

Table of Contents:
History
Overview of the Test
WJIII Cognitive Tests
WJIII Achievement Tests Validity
Norms
Reliability
Scoring
Testing Administration Requirements
Preparation for Testing
Accommodations or Adaptations
Discrepancies
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Any person administering the WJIII achievement tests (ACH) needs thorough knowledge and proficiency of the administration and scoring procedures, which need to be followed carefully. Graduate-level training in educational assessment and a background in diagnostic decision-making are recommended, and at minimum a practicum-type course covering administration and interpretation of tests of academic achievement. Many qualified examiners possess state, provincial, or professional certification, registration, or licensure in a field or profession that includes, as part of its formal training and code of ethics, the responsibility for rendering educational assessment and interpretation services."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • McGrew, K.S., & Woodcock, R.W. (2001). Woodcock-Johnson III: Technical Manual. Itasca, IL: Riverside Publishing Company.
  • Mather, N. & Woodcock, R.W. (2001). Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities Examiner's Manual. Itasca, IL: Riverside Publishing Company.

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