WS013: Contemporary CHC Theory and Assessment Practice: The Woodcock-Johnson IV

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 7:30 AM–10:30 AM


The Woodcock-Johnson IV (WJ IV; Woodcock, Schrank, McGrew, & Mather, 2014a) is the updated and redesigned edition of one of the most widely used batteries of psychoeducational tests. Based on the evolution of Cattell–Horn–Carroll (CHC) theory, new tests and interpretive clusters emphasize the most important and diagnostically useful measures of cognitive abilities—oral language, and academic achievement. The WJ IV’s focus on evaluation of relative strengths and weaknesses will help school psychologists identify patterns of performance across achievement, language, and cognitive domains. The workshop will emphasize the pattern of cognitive strengths and weaknesses (PSW) approach.

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Kevin S. McGrew, Institute for Applied Psychometrics, St. Joseph, MN; Fredrick A. Schrank, Woodcock-Johnson IV, Olympia, WA; Nancy Mather, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ