Woodcock-Johnson IV - ELA

The Woodcock-Johnson IV contains three co-normed batteries that measure strengths and weaknesses and diagnose learning abilities. The WJ IV is a comprehensive assessment suite that can identify patterns of strength and weaknesses in cognitive, language, and academic abilities. In addition to oral language, reading, and writing, the WJ IV also assesses mathematics.

Content

Sub-Category
Domains
Reading,
Writing,
Speaking & Listening,
Language
Subdomain

Reading Comprehension; Fluency; Phonemic awareness; Phonics; Vocabulary

Grades
Pre-Kindergarten,
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages
English,
Spanish
Respondent
Examiner

Administration Information

Length
Depends on specific battery and subtests given.
Qualifications

Purchasing requires a master's degree in psychology, education, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, social work, counseling, or field related to assessment, and formal training in the ethical adminitration, scoring.

Administration
Paper
Timed
No

Access and Use

Contact

800-323-9540

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Dombrowski, Stefan C.; McGill, Ryan J.; Canivez, Gary L. (2018). Hierarchical Exploratory Factor Analyses of the Woodcock-Johnson IV Full Test Battery: Implications for CHC Application in School Psychology. School Psychology Quarterly, v33 n2 p235-250.;

Cormier, D. C., Bulut, O., Singh, D., Kennedy, K. E., Wang, K., Heudes, A., & Lekwa, A. J. (2018). A Systematic Examination of the Linguistic Demand of Cognitive Test Directions Administered to School-Age Populations. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 36(4), 337–353. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282916678336

Pilkauskas, N. V., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Waldfogel, J. (2018). Maternal Employment Stability in Early Childhood: Links with Child Behavior and Cognitive Skills. Developmental Psychology, 54(3), 410–427. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000438;

Abry, T., Granger, K. L., Bryce, C. I., Taylor, M., Swanson, J., & Bradley, R. H. (2018). First Grade Classroom-Level Adversity: Associations with Teaching Practices, Academic Skills, and Executive Functioning. School Psychology Quarterly, 33(4), 547–560. https://doi.org/10.1037/spq0000235

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring,
Manual scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Psychometric References

McGrew, K., LaForte, E., & Schrank, F. (2014). Woodcock-Johnson IV Technical Manual. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Retrieved from https://www.wjscore.com/Files/WJIVTechnicalManual.PDF

Reynolds, M. R., & Niileksela, C. R. (2015). Test Review: Schrank, F. A., McGrew, K. S., & Mather, N. (2014). Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 33(4), 381–390. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282915571408

Villarreal, V. (2015). Test Review: Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0734282915569447

National Comparison
Yes