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Essentials of WJ IV Tests of Achievement

Nancy Mather, Barbara J. Wendling

ISBN: 978-1-118-79916-1 January 2015 368 Pages


  • Complete coverage of administration, scoring, interpretation, and reporting
  • Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls
  • Conveniently formatted for rapid reference

The hands-on guide for confidently administering, scoring, and interpreting the WJ IV® Tests of Achievement

Written by Nancy Mather and Barbara J. Wendling—two experts on the topic—Essentials of WJ IV® Tests of Achievement provides step-by-step guidance for administering, scoring, and interpreting the achievement portion of the WJ IV®.Designed to be an easy-to-use reference, the text goes beyond the information found in the WJ IV® test manual to offer full explanations of the tests and clusters on the WJ IV® ACH. This essential guide also explains the meaning of all scores and interpretive features and includes valuable advice on clinical applications and illuminating case studies.

Essentials of WJ IV® Tests of Achievement contains:

  • Concise chapters that feature numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and 'Test Yourself' questions
  • Separate chapter on the use and interpretation of the WJ IV® Tests of Oral Language and how the WJ IV® ACH and WJ IV® OL can be used together to increase diagnostic utility
  • Expert assessment of the test's relative strengths and weaknesses

This accessible resource highlights the most informative aspects of WJ IV® ACH, points out common errors, and reviews the complexities of administration and scoring the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement.

Series Preface


One Overview

Two How to Administer the WJ IV ACH

Three How to Score the WJ IV ACH

Four How to Interpret the WJ IV ACH

Five Administration and Interpretation of the WJ IV OL

Six Strengths and Weaknesses of the WJ IV ACH

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Seven Clinical Applications of the WJ IV ACH

Eight Illustrative Case Reports

Appendix A Fine Points of WJ IV ACH Administration and WJ IV OL Administration

Appendix B Frequently Asked Questions about the WJ IV ACH and WJ IV OL

Appendix C Table for Converting z-scores (z) to Percentile Ranks (PR) or Standard Scores (SS)


Annotated Bibliography