GED 668 - Administration and Interpretation of Woodcock-Johnson IV
The Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery - Fourth Edition (WJ-IV) is a wide-range, comprehensive set of individually administered tests for measuring cognitive abilities, academic achievement, and oral language development. The WJ-IV has been updated to reflect the contemporary research on cognitive abilities, to increase utility relative to determining special education eligibility, to provide greater diagnostic capabilities to inform instruction, and to reflect the research regarding language development and overall academic achievement. Through participation in this course, participants will learn about the tests, factors, and scoring options that result from the administration of this test battery. Students will also learn to administer, score, and interpret the WJ-IV. Classroom discussions, demonstrations, and activities will be supplemented by three complete administrations of the battery. Students who successfully complete this course will have met the training criteria recommended by the authors and publisher of the WJ-IV. The course will also include a discussion of a variety of essential related topics such as Vermont’s special education eligibility criteria as they relate to tests and scoring options. The WJ-IV will also be thoroughly examined in regard to its use within Responsiveness to Intervention (RtI) model of student support.
Credits: 3 cr.