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WIAT-III Scoring Assistant Overview

Article ID: 3965
Last updated: 28 Dec, 2011

The WIAT-III Scoring Assistant is the computer component of the WIAT-III assessment. The WIAT-III software includes an integrated Scoring Guide; which assists users in determining scores for items and components and/or subtests related to the WIAT-III assessment. It contains both a Clinician Report and a Parent Report. Embedded within the Clinician Report are options for enhanced skills analysis by subtest, growth scores, analyses of strengths and weaknesses as well as intervention goal statements. Based on information entered into the Scoring Assistant, the software generates scores and other descriptive data relevant to the administered WIAT-III assessment, which can then be used to run the aforementioned reports.

The WIAT-III Scoring Assistant is a revision and modification of the WIAT-II Scoring Assistant. The primary purpose of the revision is to accommodate changes in the content and structure of the product, including updated norms. Based on the examiner’s entry of item level responses and Raw Score data, the WIAT-III Scoring Assistant engine will generate a concise report of standardized scores and other descriptive data (e.g., cumulative percentages, growth scores) relevant to the assessment. Also included with the Scoring Assistant are the following new features:

  • Combination reports WIAT-III and DAS-II, WAIS-IV, WISC-IV, WNV, or WPPSI-III
  • Generate a Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses Model
  • Skills analysis data
  • Goal statements

WIAT-III subtests and/or composites measure all eight areas of achievement specified by IDEA legislation as important for identifying and classifying learning disabilities for ages 4:0 to 50:11. Early Reading Skills subtests focus on Reading First goals and objectives. Additionally, examiners can evaluate patterns of strengths and weaknesses to identify learning disabilities using standard ability-achievement discrepancy calculation capabilities, as well as a research-based, theoretically supported alternative to the ability-achievement discrepancy model. The WIAT-III also offers:

  • Three new math fluency subtests
  • Enriched Listening Comprehension, Oral Expression, and Written Expression subtests
  • Enhanced Reading Comprehension subtest

Improved scoring rules that are featured in response to scoring studies, theoretical reviews by expert researchers, and usability reviews by teachers and clinicians

Article ID: 3965
Last updated: 28 Dec, 2011
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