WIAT-5 Assessment

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Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales for Early Childhood, Fifth Edition (SB-5) Arnold Miller Psych/525 University of Phoenix Alyssa Oland January 24, 2011 Stanford Intelligence Scales for Early Childhood Description The Stanford Intelligence Scales for Early Childhood, Fifth Edition (SB-5) is a test battery measuring young children from ages 2 years to 7 years 3 months. This test is design to identify a proper level of discretion in younger children by providing information for intervention planning to include developmental disabilities, and contexts involving research and forensic work. This test was developed to appraise cognitive assets and limitation in a reliable way in a short amount of time. The SB-5 has five factors known…show more content…
WIAT-III is designed to identify academic strengths and weaknesses, inform decisions regarding eligibility for service, placement, and diagnosis of specific learning disabilities (Pearson, 2009, p2). The goal of the WIAT-III is to provide in depth assessment and recommendations for students with specific learning disabilities. WIAT-III has made some addition to the subtests in Math Fluency, and Oral Reading. WIAT-III has eight composite scores and 16 subtests. Average time of test administration ranges from 1 minute to 17 minutes. WIAT-III has been used in the identification of specific learning disabilities; WIAT-III may be used with other standard scores to conduct ability achievement discrepancy (AAD). Also through the use of the Scoring Assistant CD the Pattern of Strengths and Weakness (PSW) can be used to analyze specific learning disabilities (Pearson, 2009,…show more content…
The averages of coefficients of subtests are .80 except for Writing Fluency. Reliability are higher in the fall then in the spring. Consequently, for most test use and interpretations the reliability of the subtests are acceptable. The validity of the WIAT-III are identifying strengths and weakness, informing decisions for services, diagnosis of specific learning disabilities, and designing instructional planning interventions (Pearson, 2009, p4). Evidence collected show s good validity of the use of the WIAT-III. Summary The WIAT-III is a well-constructed achievement battery that has representative norms with solid evidence of reliability and validity. WIAT-III has a great empirical of support for the reliability of assessment, and a strong start for validation for the intended population. References Roid, G.H., 2005, Stanford-Binet Intelligence for Early Childhood, Fifth Edition Retrieved from web.ebscohost.com located at apollolibrary.com, 2011 Pearson, 2009, Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Third Edition Retrieve from web.ebscohost.com located at apollolibrary.com,

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