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Wide Range Achievement Test. WRAT4 Authors: Gary S. Wilkinson, PhD Gary J. Robertson, PhD. Word Reading Subtest. Materials: Test Form Administration instructions Spaces to record and summarize scores Clock or watch with a second hand Word Reading List

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Wide range achievement test

Wide Range Achievement Test

WRAT4

Authors: Gary S. Wilkinson, PhD

Gary J. Robertson, PhD


Word reading subtest

Word Reading Subtest

Materials:

  • Test Form

    Administration instructions

    Spaces to record and summarize scores

    Clock or watch with a second hand

  • Word Reading List

    Used by the participant

    Contains the letters and words for the Word Reading subtest


Word reading subtest1

Word Reading Subtest

Two sections:

  • Part 1: Letter Reading, which consists of 15 letters

  • Part 2: Word Reading, which consists of 55 words


Word reading subtest2

Word Reading Subtest

Administration Procedures:

  • Ages 7 and Younger: Administer Part 1: Letter Reading first, then Part 2: Word Reading

  • Discontinue testing if a Participant has responded incorrectly to 10 consecutive items (10 RULE)

  • Ages 8 and Older: Administer Part 2: Word Reading first

  • Discontinue the Word Reading section if the Participant has answered 10 consecutive items incorrectly (10 RULE)

  • Reverse to Letter Reading only if Participant did not answer at least 5 items correctly (5 RULE)


Word reading subtest3

Word Reading Subtest

Scoring:

  • Do not penalize for articulation errors

  • Correct pronunciations are given below the respective words

  • One point is given for each letter and/or word read correctly

  • If the Participant changes his or her response, score the last attempt

  • Record the number of items answered correctly on the Test Form

  • Give the full credit of 15 points for Letter Reading if not administered

  • Sum of the Letter Reading and Word Reading raw scores in the space provided for the Word Reading Total Raw Score

  • Note that the number of words read correctly on the Part 2: Word Reading is used to determine the starting item for the Sentence Comprehension subtest


Sentence completion subtest

Sentence Completion Subtest

Materials:

  • Sentence Comprehension Test Form

    Administration instructions

    Test items

    Spaces for recording responses

    Examples of correct and incorrect responses

  • Sentence Comprehension Sample Card

    Sample items to be administered prior to administering the Sentence Comprehension subtest

  • Sentence Comprehension Card

    Used by the participant

    50 Sentence Comprehension items


Sentence comprehension subtest

Sentence Comprehension Subtest

  • Cloze procedure

  • Participant silently reads the sentence from the Sentence Comprehension Card and then gives a oral response to fill in the missing word

  • May use the place marker as an aid

  • Prior to actual subtest items, the Participant takes two or three sample items (Sentence Comprehension Sample Card)

  • Determining Starting Point for both Sample and Test items by using the Part 2: Word Reading raw score (conversion table on front test form)


Sentence comprehension subtest1

Sentence Comprehension Subtest

  • Administer only if obtained a score of 5 or more on the Part 2: Word Reading (5 RULE)

  • If necessary, reverse order until 5 consecutive items are answered correctly (5 RULE)

  • Continue until Participant responds incorrectly to 7 consecutive items (7 RULE)

  • Rules for Prompting and Questioning Responses are listed in manual –trying to get the Participant to use a one word response

  • Responses requiring further query are indicated by a [Q] on the test form

  • If younger than 6 years of age and in Grade K, do not administer the Sentence Comprehension subtest


Sentence comprehension subtest2

Sentence Comprehension Subtest

Scoring:

  • Correct answers listed on test form and Appendix A of the manual

  • If correct, record a “1” - if incorrect, record a “0”

  • If the intended meaning of the response is clear and appropriate for completing the meaning of the sentence, then grammatical errors are not penalized

  • Not a test of language mechanics or oral language proficiency

  • Raw Score is the number of items scored as correct plus item above the starting point


Spelling subtest

Spelling Subtest

Two sections:

  • Part 1: Letter Writing - name writing and 13 letters

  • Part 2: Spelling - 42 words – may be administered in small groups for Participants aged 8 or Older, but must be administered individually to Participants 7 years and younger


Spelling subtest1

Spelling Subtest

Materials:

  • Test Form

    Administration instructions

    Spaces to record and summarize scores

  • Response Form

    Used by the participant

  • Spelling List Card (Opposite side of Word Reading List)

    Used by the participant

    Contains the letters and words for the Spelling subtest

  • Pencil with eraser

  • Clock or watch with second hand


Spelling subtest2

Spelling Subtest

  • Pronounce the word, then read it in the sentence provided, then pronounce the word again

  • Study the pronunciation guide provided before administration

  • Check that the Participant is writing in the correctly numbered space on the Response Form

  • After administration ask the Participant to clarify any word(s) that cannot be read

  • Ages 7 and Younger - Administer Part 1: Letter Writing first, then Part 2: Spelling

  • Ages 8 and Older - Administer Part 2: Spelling first.

  • Discontinue after 10 consecutive incorrect responses (10 RULE)

  • If the Participant has not spelled at least 5 words correctly on the Spelling section, then administer Part 1: Letter Writing (5 RULE)


Spelling subtest3

Spelling Subtest

  • Specific guidelines for scoring Spelling responses are listed in the manual – including rules for two point items on Letter Writing

  • Letter Writing - count the number of points earned and record in the space provided for the Letter Writing Raw Score

  • Give the full credit of 15 points if 8 years or older

  • Spelling - count the number of points earned and record in the space provided for the Spelling Raw Score

  • Add scores and record the sum in the space provided for the Spelling Total Raw Score


Math computation subtest

Math Computation Subtest

Two sections:

(a) Part 1: Oral Math, which consists of 15 items

(b) Part 2: Math Computation, which consists of 40 items - may be administered either individually or in small groups for Participants 8 and older, but it must be administered individually to Participants aged 7 years and younger.


Math computation subtest1

Math Computation Subtest

Materials:

  • Test Form

    Administration instructions

    Spaces to record and summarize scores

  • Response Form

    Used by the participant

  • Pencil with eraser

  • Clock or watch with second hand


Math computation subtest2

Math Computation Subtest

  • Hand calculators or other mechanical computing aids may not be used

  • Part 2: Math Computation has a time limit of 15 minutes

  • Ages 7 and Younger - Administer Part 1: Oral Math first, followed by Part 2: Math Computation

  • Ages 8 and Older - Administer Part 2: Math Computation first

  • If the Participant does not have at least 5 responses correct, then administer Part 1: Oral Math (5 RULE)


Math computation subtest3

Math Computation Subtest

  • Scoring keys are provided in Appendix B of the manual

  • 1 point is given for each correct answer

  • Record the number of items answered correctly for the Oral Math section in the space provided for the Oral Math Raw Score

  • Give full credit of 15 points if aged 8 and older and did not take the Oral Math section

  • Record the number of items answered correctly for the Math Computation section and record in the space provided for the Math Computation Raw Score

  • Add and record sum in the space provided for the Math Computation Total Raw Score


Completion of record form

Completion of Record Form

Subtest Scores

  • Normative conversion tables are provided in Appendixes C (age-based) and D (grade-based) of manual

  • Contains tables for converting subtest raw scores to standard scores and confidence intervals

  • In Appendix C, the subtest score-conversion tables for each form are provided for each of the 43 age groups

  • In Appendix D, the subtest standard score-conversion tables for each of the three forms are provided for Fall and Spring, for each of Grade K-12

  • Percentile ranks, normal curve equivalents, stanines, and grade equivalents are provided in Appendix E


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