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  • Scoring & Reporting

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt now provides web-based scoring and reporting for all Woodcock-Johnson®, Fourth Edition assessments, as well as the WMLS-R NU and its Instructional Interventions Program.

    Accessible for free with a paper record form purchase, the WJ Online Scoring and Reporting System combines the best features of WJ Compuscore® with all the advantages of a web-based platform, including:

    Woodcock-Johnson IV Scoring and Reporting
    • Secure, 24/7 access from any computer with an Internet connection
    • Accurate and reliable results delivered in real time through robust reports
    • 90 days to edit committed test records
    • Deletion and restoration of test records
    • Data export for later integration with third-party vendor systems

    Reporting Overview

    The WJ online scoring and reporting system allows examiners to enter raw scores, assessment data, and test session observations for any test in the WJ IV suite of assessments. Users can then generate and review reports for all derived scores and clusters in the secure OSRS environment, or download PDFs for easy sharing and offline review.

    A variety of reports are already available within the system:

    • New! Roster Report: A customizable group report providing multiple options to select subjects by demographic or by subgroup in order to view a variety of scores across tests and clusters.
    • Score Report: A customizable table providing a single subject’s age equivalents, raw scores, standard scores, and percentile ranks along with calculations of actual and predicted discrepancies in a table format. Users can also add the Age Equivalent Band or Grade Equivalent Band to this report.
    • Age/Grade Profile Reports: Displays the age and grade equivalents for the child’s obtained score.
      Check out a sample report! (276 KB)
    • Standard Score/Percentile Rank Report: Calculates the Standard Score and percentile ranks for the child’s performance.
      Check out a sample report! (319 KB)
    • Parent Report: Provides parents with a graphical representation of the child’s scores and a qualitative description of those scores along with an easy-to-understand definition of the constructs that are assessed. This report can be generated in English or Spanish – click either language to view its sample Parent Report!
      English Report (255 KB)
      Spanish Report (256 KB)
    • Examinee Data Record: Provides users with the raw score entries for any committed test records in the system.

    The Roster Report, Score Report, and Profile Reports are also available in Word Format. For an overview of the WJ IV Online Scoring and Reporting System, check out the videos below.

    WJ IV Interpretation and Instructional Interventions Program™ (WIIIP®) Online Scoring and Reporting Package

    Take your WJ IV and ECAD® test results even further with WIIIP, the latest version of the trusted Woodcock-Johnson® scoring companion.

    By combining contemporary CHC theory with research and scholarship, the new WIIIP provides a detailed interpretation of student performance on the WJ IV family of assessments, offering evidence-based interventions and strategies based on an examinee’s scores.

    WIIIP also streamlines the reporting process, eliminating cumbersome paper resources and allowing examiners to devote more time to interpretation.

    The following checklists and report are available through WIIIP:

    • Classroom Behavior Observation Form
    • Self-Report Checklist
    • Parent Checklist
    • Reason for Referral Checklist
    • Teacher Checklist
    • Writing Evaluation Scale Checklist
    • Comprehensive Report (with option to include Interventions)—Allows user to calculate all of the scores available, including the CALP score, to generate a narrative description of the child's WJ IV performance, along with instructional recommendations and interventions.

    Download a sample WIIIP report!

    WIIIP Sample Report (0.7 MB)

    To learn more, and to watch a short introductory presentation on WIIIP, vist: Brainshark.com/hmhsupp

    WIIIP is available for the WJ IV Online Scoring and Reporting System through an optional add-on subscription.

    Now Available: Remote WJ IV Administration through PresenceLearning!

    HMH is pleased to partner with PresenceLearning, Inc., as the only authorized provider of the Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities and Tests of Achievement in a remote, telepractice environment. Click here to read the independently verified study demonstrating the equivalence of on-line, remote administration of the WJ IV and traditional, in-person administration.

    Visit PresenceLearning.com for more information.

    Mobile Scoring and Reporting Options Now Available!

    The WJ IV Online Scoring and Reporting App is now available as a free download in the Apple and Google Play app stores!

    This app is a convenient way for WJ IV and WMLS-R NU users to work with examinee information on the go. The app also offers the ability to add and modify caseload folders and examinees as well as generate PDF score reports. Users must have an existing WJ IV Online Scoring and Reporting account to utilize WJ IV Mobile.

    Click here or contact your local representative for details.

    Privacy and Security Documentation

    This document provides an overview of WJ IV and WMLS-R NU online scoring and reporting system's security and technical features. Topics include details about the physical security of the hardware behind the system, permissioning, virus protection, firewalls, and the many mechanisms in place to provide data integrity and security.

    Woodcock-Johnson® and Woodcock-Muñoz Language Survey®–Revised Normative Update Technical and Data Security Overview (75 KB)

    Woodcock-Johnson® Business Associate Agreement (75 KB)

    Woodcock-Johnson® Privacy Policy (23 KB)

    Woodcock-Johnson® Terms of Use (151 KB)

    Woodcock-Johnson® Test Security Policy (13 KB)

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Privacy Policy for K–12 Learning Platforms

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Standard Terms and Conditions

    Minimum System Requirements for the Woodcock-Johnson Scoring and Reporting Platform

    Operating System

    Web Browser

    Other Required Software

    Additional Requirements

    Windows® 8 Internet Explorer® 10 or higher
    Firefox® 21 or higher
    Google Chrome™ 27 or higher
    Adobe® Reader 10 or higher *Processor: 1 GHz Pentium® dual core or higher
    *Memory: 1 GB RAM or higher
    *1024x768 screen resolution

    For optimal performance:
    *Processor: 2 GHz Pentium dual core or higher
    *Memory: 2 GB RAM or higher
    *1366x768 screen resolution
    Windows 7 Internet Explorer® 9 or higher
    Firefox® 21 or higher
    Google Chrome™ 27 or higher
    Apple™ OS X 10.7 Safari™ 5.0 or higher
    Firefox® 21 or higher
    Apple™ OS X 10.8 Safari™ 6.0 or higher
    Firefox® 21 or higher

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  • Events, Resources & More

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    • Webinar Recordings

      Using the WJ IV OL in a Flexible and Diagnostically Precise Manner

      Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D. and Edward Schultz, Ph.D.

      Duration: 60 Minutes

      This webinar provides an overview of the flexible uses of the Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Oral Language (WJ IV OL). The presenters will discuss using the WJ IV OL battery as part of language evaluations and comprehensive evaluations for specific learning disabilities, namely reading disabilities. Additionally, unique features around English/Spanish language proficiency will be highlighted, including three Spanish tests with three parallel English tests, the Comparative Language Index (CLI), and Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP).

    • Assessment Service Bulletins (ASBs)

      The following Assessment Service Bulletins (ASBs) provide education professionals and clinicians with supportive technical data, feature comparisons, and practical applications of the Woodcock-Johnson® family of assessments. Each ASB features a different topic that, when reviewed carefully, will help professionals maximize the breadth of information and depth of diagnostic utility available through the WJ assessment system. Print and read the bulletins as needed, and share with colleagues who use WJ IV™ to diagnose learning disabilities, plan educational programs, provide psychometric training, conduct research, or more.

      ASB #1: WJ IV Tests of Achievement Alternate-Forms Equivalence

      This bulletin is an executive summary and discussion of all extant alternate-forms equivalence data gathered for the WJ IV Tests of Achievement.

      The WJ IV Technical Manual (McGrew, LaForte & Schrank, 2014) contains information about how the three forms of each test were constructed to be equivalent in content coverage, difficulty, and measurement error. A summary of these procedures is included in Part A of this bulletin. Part B includes the descriptions and results of two recently completed alternate-forms studies.

      These studies contribute to the accumulation of evidence regarding the equivalence of the WJ IV ACH Standard tests. Additionally, these studies present an example of methodology appropriate for evaluating empirical evidence for alternate-forms equivalence in the context of individually administered assessments.

      ASB #2: WJ IV Technical Abstract

      This bulletin provides a summary of the procedures followed in developing and validating the WJ IV.

      Throughout the development and design of the WJ IV, the test standards outlined in the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (American Educational Research Association [AERA], American Psychological Association [APA], and National Council on Measurement in Education [NCME], 2014) were followed carefully.

      Information in this bulletin is abstracted from the Woodcock-Johnson IV Technical Manual (McGrew, LaForte & Schrank, 2014) and is intended as an overview to highlight important aspects of the WJ IV test design, reliability, and validity. Readers who are interested in more detailed information should consult the WJ IV Technical Manual.

      ASB #3: The WJ IV Gf-Gc Composite and Its Use in the Identification of Specific Learning Disabilities

      The authors of the Woodcock-Johnson IV (WJ IV; Schrank, McGrew & Mather, 2014a) discuss the WJ IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities' Gf-Gc Composite, contrast its composition with that of the WJ IV COG General Intellectual Ability (GIA) score, and synthesize important information that supports its use as a reliable and valid measure of intellectual development or intellectual level. The authors also suggest that the associated WJ IV COG Gf-Gc Composite/Other Ability comparison procedure can yield information that is relevant to the identification of a specific learning disability (SLD) in any model that is allowed under the 2004 reauthorization of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA).

      ASB #4: Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Early Cognitive and Academic Development: Overview and Technical Abstract

      This bulletin provides an overview of the Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Early Cognitive and Academic Development (ECAD™; Schrank, McGrew & Mather, 2015) and highlights important technical aspects of ECAD that establish its validity for measuring emergent cognitive and expressive language abilities and early academic skills.

      Information in this bulletin is abstracted from the Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Early Cognitive and Academic Development Comprehensive Manual (Wendling, Mather, LaForte, McGrew & Schrank, 2015). Additionally, because ECAD was developed and normed simultaneously with the Woodcock-Johnson IV (WJ IV;Schrank, McGrew & Mather, 2014a), much of the technical information relevant to the WJ IV also applies to ECAD tests.

      Readers who are interested in more detailed information should consult the Woodcock-Johnson IV Technical Manual (McGrew, LaForte & Schrank, 2014).

      ASB #5: Overview of the WJ IV Interpretation and Instructional Interventions Program™

      The authors of the WJ IV Interpretation and Instructional Interventions Program™ (WIIIP®; Schrank & Wendling, 2015b) discuss the features of the WIIIP, a web-based program that helps examiners interpret WJ IV™ assessment results and link test and cluster scores from any of the Woodcock-Johnson® IV (Schrank, McGrew & Mather, 2014a) batteries to associated instructional interventions.

      In addition, the WIIIP includes a number of qualitative checklists that, when completed, provide context to an individual's WJ IV scores and result in a more comprehensive WJ IV evaluation.

      Example excerpts as well as a complete sample report are provided to illustrate Comprehensive Report options, checklist options, and ways in which the WIIIP links WJ IV assessment results to intervention.

      ASB #6: Use of the Woodcock-Johnson IV for the Assessment of Dyslexia

      The purposes of this Assessment Service Bulletin are to (a) describe the useful features of the Woodcock-Johnson IV (WJ IV; Schrank, McGrew, & Mather, 2014a) that may be included in an evaluation for dyslexia, (b) present the WJ IV Dyslexia Profile of Scores, and (c) describe the WJ IV Dyslexia Summary Report.

      The authors begin with a brief discussion of the characteristics and definitions of dyslexia, and then describe how the various clusters and tests of the WJ IV may be used in the WJ IV Dyslexia Profile of Scores to assist in the organization of assessment data and in the determination of dyslexia.

      The WJ IV Dyslexia Summary Report provides an overview of the characteristics of dyslexia, the possible contributing factors, and the strengths that may exist. The WJ IV Dyslexia Summary Report and WJ IV Dyslexia Profile of Scores were developed from concepts presented in Essentials of Dyslexia: Assessment and Intervention (Mather & Wendling, 2012) and The Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders (Texas Education Agency, 2014).

      ASB #7: Why Are WJ IV Cluster Scores More Extreme Than the Average of Their Parts?

      Composite scores are more extreme than the average of the test scores used to compute them. Because few other kinds of measurement behave this way, it is a frequent source of confusion to assessment professionals. Several analogies and technical explanations are offered to help readers understand this phenomenon.

      ASB #8:  The WJ IV Core-Selective Evaluation Process Applied to Identification of a Specific Learning Disability

      This Assessment Service Bulletin describes how to use the WJ IV in a core-selective evaluation process (C-SEP) for identification of a specific learning disability (SLD). Information provided in this bulletin can be used to support professional judgment in determining what tests, beyond the core tests, to administer in an evaluation.

      ASB #9: Assessment of Executive Functions Using the Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities

      The purpose of this Assessment Service Bulletin is to provide general guidance for understanding the relationship between executive functions and cognitive constructs measured in the Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities (Schrank, McGrew, & Mather, 2014b).

      Executive functions are higher-order neurocognitive abilities involved in goal-directed actions and are important for planning, judgment, reasoning, and problem solving. Executive functions have been one of the most studied constructs in neuropsychology over the past 20 years, and executive dysfunction has been implicated in a number of neurological and psychiatric disorders. The degree to which executive functioning (EF) influences the ability to complete tasks varies on different measures of intelligence and cognition. 

      ASB #10: WJ IV Scholastic Aptitude/Achievement Comparisons by Age

      The purpose of this Assessment Service Bulletin is to present WJ IV scholastic aptitude (SAPT) data for the following age groups: 6 to 8 years, 9 to 13 years, 14 to 19 years, 20 to 39 years, and 40 to 90+ years, based on the WJ IV standardization sample.

      Click here to see ASBs for WJ III.

    • Training Options

      Diverse Training Options for a Variety of Needs

      NASP Certification

      Houghton Mifflin Harcourt™ (HMH) is pleased to offer multiple training options for the new Woodcock-Johnson® IV (WJ IV™).

      As a NASP Approved Provider, HMH can now grant CPD credits to training participants! Please speak with your trainer or Customer Service for more information.

      Onsite and Web-Based Services and Training

      HMH offers a variety of onsite and web-based training options to suit a wide variety of needs.

      Please see the Training Order Form for complete details on training options. You may also contact HMH® Customer Service at 800.323.9540 for more information or to purchase.

      Regional Workshops

      In these hands-on training sessions, participants will gain the knowledge necessary to administer and interpret WJ IV scores. Attendees will learn the background and technical properties of the test, along with best practices of administration, scoring, and interpretation of results.

      Upcoming regional workshops will be listed here as they become available.

    • University Outreach and Training Programs

      Houghton Mifflin Harcourt supports and encourages the use of its individually administered clinical assessments in college and university courses for training professionals.

      Faculty who teach these courses know the need for test security and the ethical and professional standards for valid use of these tests. Any unauthorized distribution of the specific item content and/or correct responses is prohibited by copyright law. Unauthorized distribution, including posting administration videos to public sites, such as YouTube, are strictly prohibited. Should administration videos of students or staff using the WJ IV be discovered, the University or Institution will no longer be eligible under the University Outreach Program.

      The options available for our University Training programs are as follows:

      WJ IV University Outreach Program

      Each year, a limited number of kits are available to qualified persons at no charge. Only the Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement, Tests of Cognitive Abilities, and Tests of Oral Language kits are all eligible for use in the program. Each application will be reviewed on an individual basis and a determination will be made for qualification in the program.

      To participate in the program, please complete the application and be prepared to provide a course syllabus. The course syllabus should demonstrate that Woodcock-Johnson will be the primary instrument taught in the course.

      University Training Program Discount

      College or University faculty using tests published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt may qualify for a 40% discount on complete/basic kits or packages of test records. This discount does NOT apply to tests that HMH distributes but does not publish, training materials, central scoring, or university libraries ordering tests for uses other than in a specific course.

      To qualify for this discount, users must provide course information and have been a prior participant in the University Outreach Program.

      To order WJ IV materials through the Training Program, please use this form.

      To order other HMH Assessment materials through the Training Program, please use this form.

    • WJ Perspectives

      WJ Perspectives are brief pieces that offer unique, well-researched takes on the WJ IV™, ECAD®, and WIIIP®from test authors and assessment experts. These articles are complimentary—feel free to download them and share with your colleagues!

    • Upcoming Author Events
      Information on author events will be posted as it becomes available - make sure to check back here!
  • Authors’ Hub

    WJ IV Author Newsletter

    Check out the WJ IV™ Author Newsletters for key product updates and unique testing insight from our Woodcock-Johnson® author team!

    Spring 2016 (1.5 MB)

    Spring 2015 (2.9 MB)

    Winter 2014 (1.2 MB)

    Get to know the Woodcock-Johnson author team through the videos and bios below! In the videos, each author discusses his or her history with the test as well as selected favorite WJ IV features.

    Read the authors' bios to learn about their qualifications, experience and how they came to work on the WJ series of assessments.

  • Reviews & Feedback

    WJ IV Reviews

    A Review of the WJ IV Tests of Oral Language by The DiaLog, Journal of the Texas Educational Diagnosticians’ Association (79 KB)

    Dr. Edward Schultz's review of the WJ IV™ Tests of Oral Language recently appeared in The DiaLog, Journal of the Texas Educational Diagnosticians’ Association (TEDA). A PDF of the review is available above.

    The opinions expressed in this article are solely the author's and do not represent the opinion of TEDA, nor does TEDA endorse any products referenced in the article.

    Feedback from the Field – What Professionals Are Saying About WJ IV

    The Woodcock-Johnson® has long been a trusted instrument in both private practices and in school settings. Watch the videos below to see why these long-time practitioners (and WJ users) are excited about the new Fourth Edition.

    Dr. Lynne Jaffe, Private Practitioner

    Dr. Janice R. Sammons, Private Practitioner

    Louise Sattler, M.S., N.C.S.P. School Psychologist

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