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ERIC Number: EJ810381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0034-3552
Test Review: Wilkinson, G. S., & Robertson, G. J. (2006). Wide Range Achievement Test--Fourth Edition. Lutz, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources. WRAT4 Introductory Kit (Includes Manual, 25 Test/Response Forms [Blue and Green], and Accompanying Test Materials): $243.00
Dell, Cindy Ann; Harrold, Barbara; Dell, Thomas
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, v52 n1 p57-60 2008
The Wide Range Achievement Test-Fourth Edition (WRAT4) is designed to provide "a quick, simple, psychometrically sound assessment of academic skills". The test was first published in 1946 by Joseph F. Jastak, with the purpose of augmenting the cognitive performance measures of the Wechsler-Bellevue Scales, developed by David Wechsler. Jastak believed that academic performance should also be considered during a cognitive assessment battery. The WRAT has since been widely used as a norm-referenced measure of basic academic skills--specifically in reading, spelling, and mathematical calculations. It has subsequently undergone several revisions, with the WRAT-Revised (WRAT-R) in 1978, the WRAT--Third Edition (WRAT3) in 1993, and the WRAT4 in 2006. Expanding on the earlier versions, new features of the WRAT4 include a Sentence Comprehension subtest and a reading composite score. Designed for use with individuals aged 5 through 94, the WRAT4 consists of four subtests--namely, Word Reading, Sentence Comprehension, Spelling, and Math Computation. This article presents a review of the test's reliability, validity, content validity, and concurrent validity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement; Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale; Wide Range Achievement Test
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