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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
– Examiner’s 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