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Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement. Introduction to WJ-III Ach. The 2001 Woodcock-Johnson III consists of 2 instruments: Tests of Cognitive Abilities & Tests of Achievement Composed of 22 tests organized into a standard and an extended battery for ages 2 to 90+

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introduction to wj iii ach
Introduction to WJ-III Ach
  • The 2001 Woodcock-Johnson III consists of 2 instruments: Tests of Cognitive Abilities & Tests of Achievement
    • Composed of 22 tests organized into a standard and an extended battery for ages 2 to 90+
    • Provides the following curricular areas:
      • Reading
      • Oral Language
      • Mathematics
      • Written Language
      • Knowledge
      • Supplemental
organization of 22 achievement tests
Organization of 22 Achievement Tests
  • Standard Battery

Letter-Word Identification

Reading Fluency

Passage Comprehension

Story Recall

Understanding Directions

Calculation

Math Fluency

Applied Problems

Spelling

Writing Fluency

Writing Samples

Story Recall - Delayed

Handwriting Legibility Scale

Extended Battery

Word Attack

Reading Vocabulary

Picture Vocabulary

Oral Comprehension

Quantitative Concepts

Editing

Academic Knowledge

Spelling of Sounds

Sound Awareness

Punctuation and Capitalization

essential subtests for idea ld eligibility
Essential Subtests for IDEA LD Eligibility

7 IDEA Areas:

Written Expression

Basic Reading Skills

Reading Comprehension

Mathematics Calculation

Mathematics Reasoning

Oral Expression

Listening Comprehension

WJ-III Subtests:

Writing Fluency, Writing Samples

Letter-Word ID, Word Attack

Passage Comp, Reading Vocab

Calculation, Math Fluency

Applied Problems, Quant Concepts

Story Recall, Picture Vocab

Understanding Dir, Oral Comp

compuscore profiles program
Compuscore® & Profiles Program
  • Generates all scores and profiles, simply enter raw scores from each subtest
  • Creates a Score Report
  • Age/Grade, SS/PR profiles
  • Summary Report (w/Spanish option)
  • CD-ROM & disks included with each test kit
  • No manual/hand scoring possible
ach 1 letter word identification
ACH 1 Letter-Word Identification
  • Requires identifying and reading isolated letters and words, primarily a sight recognition task
  • Basal/Ceiling Rules: 6 lowest correct/6 highest incorrect
  • Know exact pronunciation of words
  • Responses must be pronounced as a complete word to receive credit
ach 2 reading fluency
ACH 2 Reading Fluency
  • Requires reading and comprehending simple sentences rapidly (uses SRB)
  • Start with Item 1 / End with Item 3-minute time limit
  • Skipped items are scored as “0”
  • If fewer than 3 correct on Practice Exercises C-F, discontinue testing and score test a “0”
ach 2 reading fluency scoring
ACH 2 Reading Fluency Scoring

1. Use the scoring overlay

for easy scoring

2. Total the Number Correct

3. Total the Number Incorrect

4. Enter both numbers in the

software program

5. Subtract Number Incorrect from Number Correct if estimated AE/GE scores are needed. If a negative number is obtained, use 0.

Number Correct (0-98)

Number Incorrect (0-98)

82

16

To use the hand-scoring table, compute the Total Number correct below.

82 - 16 = 66 (0-98)

Number Number Total

Correct Incorrect

ach 5 calculation
ACH 5 Calculation
  • Requires calculation of problems ranging from simple addition facts to calculus (uses SRB)
  • Basal/Ceiling rules: 6 lowest correct / 6 highest incorrect
  • Skipped items are scored as a “0”
  • Do not point out signs
  • Accept reversals but not transposed numbers
ach 6 math fluency
ACH 6 Math Fluency
  • Requires rapid calculation of single-digit addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts (uses SRB)
  • Begin with Item 1 / End with 3-minute time limit
  • Skipped items are scored as a “0”
  • Do not point out signs
  • Discontinue if 3 or less correct after 1 minute
ach 7 spelling
ACH 7 Spelling
  • Requires writing letters and words presented orally (uses SRB)
  • Basal/Ceiling Rules: 6 lowest correct / 6 highest incorrect
  • Use Suggested Starting Points based on present level of spelling skill
  • Modified from Dictation in WJ-R - no punctuation, capitalization, or usage items
spelling
Spelling

Items 1-4 Prewriting with demonstration

Items 5-6 Tracing with demonstration

Item 7 Copying a letter

Items 8-14 Printing letters

Items 15-59 Spelling words

Examiner Tips

Do not penalize poor handwriting or reversed letters as long as the letter does not become a new letter. (b = d)

Accept uppercase or lowercase responses unless case is specified.

Know the exact pronunciation of the word for each item.

Request responses be printed but accept cursive.

ach 8 writing fluency
ACH 8 Writing Fluency
  • Requires formulating and writing simple sentences rapidly (uses SRB)
  • Begin with Item 1 / End with 7-minute time limit
  • Discontinue if subject has “0” on Samples B-D or 3 or fewer correct in first 2 minutes
  • Any stimulus words may be read upon request
  • 3 stimulus words may not be changed in any way
ach 9 passage comprehension
ACH 9 Passage Comprehension
  • Requires reading a short passage and supplying a key missing word
  • Basal/Ceiling Rules: 6 lowest correct / 6 highest incorrect
  • Use Suggested Starting Points
  • Accept responses that differ in tense or number
  • Score responses that are different parts of speech as “0”
ach 10 applied problems
ACH 10 Applied Problems
  • Requires comprehending the nature of a problem, identifying relevant information, performing calculations, and stating solution
  • Basal/Ceiling Rules: 6 lowest correct / 6 highest incorrect
  • No reading is required
ach 11 writing samples
ACH 11 Writing Samples
  • Requires writing sentences in response to a series of demands that increase in difficulty (uses SRB)
  • Use Suggested Starting Points
  • Administer Block of Items
  • Administer additional block of items if score falls in shaded area of scoring table
writing samples
Writing Samples

Block of Items

1 to 6

1 to 12

7 to 18

13 to 24

19 to 30

Scoring Responses

2 superior response

1.5 not clearly a 2, but better than a 1

1 standard response

.5 not clearly a 1, but better than a 0

0 inadequate or illegible

Examiner Tips

Use Scoring Guide in Appendix B of Examiner Manual.

Items may be scored 2, 1.5, 1, .5, or 0 even if no example is shown in the Scoring Guide.

Score is based on one block even if additional blocks were administered.

ach 13 word attack
ACH 13 Word Attack
  • Requires pronouncing phonically regular pseudowords
  • Use Suggested Starting Points
  • Basal/Ceiling Rules: 6 lowest correct / 6 highest incorrect
  • Know pronunciation prior to administering test
  • Responses must be pronounced as a complete word to receive credit
ach 17 reading vocabulary
ACH 17 Reading Vocabulary
  • Requires reading words and providing synonyms, antonyms, or completing analogies
  • 3 subtests: 17A Synonyms, 17B Antonyms, 17C Analogies
  • Administer samples for each subtest to all subjects
  • Use Suggested Starting Points for each student
  • Basal/Ceiling Rules: 4 lowest correct / 4 highest incorrect
ach 18 quantitative concepts
ACH 18 Quantitative Concepts
  • Requires applying mathematical concepts and analyzing numerical relationships (uses SRB)
  • 2 subtests: 18A Concepts, 18B Number Series
  • Use Suggested Starting points for each subtest
  • Basal/Ceiling Rules: 18A 4/4 18B 3/3
  • Each item in 18B has a 1-minute time limit
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