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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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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