Identify two comprehensive academic achievement assessments.
Woodcock-Johnson - The WJ-III measures reading, writing, and math in with 15 subtests. Strengths: The test has validity, is a multifaceted tool for the assessment of cognitive achievement and scholastic interests, it’s good for a range of academic areas and ages. According to our school psychologist the WJ-III is the most accurate test she has used when evaluating students. Weaknesses: Complex scoring procedures, time consuming to score and interpret data.
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test- WIAT-2 measures reading, writing, and math in with 9 subtests. The strengths of the test are: it meets regulatory requirements for testing children and adolescents, the manual includes the scope and sequence of objective and how they relate to curricula, the test manual has guidelines for suggestions on IEPs. Weakness: cultural bias, there are concerns with reliability