The Woodcock-Johnson IV

The Woodcock-Johnson IV contains three co-normed batteries that measure strengths and weaknesses and diagnose learning abilities. The batteries are: the WJ IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities, WJ IV Tests of Achievement, and WJ IV Tests of Oral Language. The WJ IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities also includes a new Gf-Gc Composite that allows administrators to compare with other cognitive abilities and achievement. The WJ IV assesses oral language, reading, mathematics, and writing.

Content

Subdomain
Topics
Number Sense, Number Properties and Operations, Counting, Representation, Measurement, Data Analysis and Probability, Additional Topics
Grades
PreK-12
Languages
English
Spanish

Administration information

Length
Most subtests are not timed.
Price

WJ IV Complete Battery Plus with case (Includes WJ IV Technical Manual CD, OL Examiner’s Training Workbook, OL Standard Test Book, OL Test Records w/Individual Score Reports Pkg 25, OL Audio CD,
OL Examiner’s Manual, Cog Examiner’s Training Workbook, Cog Standard and Extended Test Book, Cog Test Records and Individual Score Reports Pkg 25,
Cog Student Response Books Pkg 25, Cog Scoring Guide, Cog Audio CD, Cog Examiner’s Manual, Ach Examiner’s Manual, Ach Examiner’s Training Workbook,
Ach Standard and Extended Test Book (Form A), Ach Standard & Extended Test Record and Student Response Booklets with Individual Score Reports Pkg 25,
Ach Standard & Extended Scoring Guide (Form A), Ach Extended Audio CD, Rolling Bag, and Luggage Grip): $2,609.60; WJ IV Achievement Form A and Cognitive Bundle (Includes WJ IV Technical Manual CD, Cog Examiner’s Training Workbook, Cog Standard and Extended Test Book, Cog Test Records and Individual
Score Reports Pkg 25, Cog Student Response Books Pkg 25, Cog Scoring Guide, Cog Audio CD, Cog Examiner’s
Manual, Ach Examiner’s Manual, Ach Examiner’s Training Workbook, Ach Standard and Extended Test Book (Form A), Ach Standard and Extended Test Record and Student Response Booklets with Individual Score Reports Pkg 25, Ach Standard & Extended Scoring Guide (Form A), Ach Extended Audio CD,
Rolling Bag, and Luggage Grip): $1,991.60; WJ IV Cognitive Kit (Includes WJ IV Technical Manual CD, Cog Examiner’s Training Workbook, Cog Standard and Extended Test Book, Cog Test Records and Individual Score Reports Pkg 25, Cog Student Response Books Pkg 25, Cog Scoring Guide, Cog Audio CD, Cog Examiner’s Manual, Rolling Bag, and Luggage Grip): $1,403.90; WJ IV Cognitive Response Book Pkg 25: $66.45"

Training
WJIV offers the WJ IV University Training Package which is designed to help university professors train students how to use the Woodcock-Johnson IV. Also offered is Woodcock-Johnson IV Online Score and Report Training, 1.5 Hour Webinar, and training webin
Qualifications
"Level B (Purchasing requires a master's degree in psychology, education, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, social work, counseling, or field related to assessment, and formal training in the ethical adminitration, scoring, and interpretat
Administration
Individual

Access and Use

Instrument Use in Peer-Reviewed Studies

Dombrowski, Stefan C.; McGill, Ryan J.; Canivez, Gary L. (2018). Hierarchical Exploratory Factor Analyses of the Woodcock-Johnson IV Full Test Battery: Implications for CHC Application in School Psychology. School Psychology Quarterly, v33 n2 p235-250.;

Cheng, Weiyi; Lei, Pui-Wa; DiPerna, James C. (2017). An Examination of Construct Validity for the EARLI Numeracy Skill Measures. Journal of Experimental Education, v85 n1 p54-72.;

Leow, C., Wen, X., & Korfmacher, J. (2015). Two-Year versus One-Year Head Start Program Impact: Addressing Selection Bias by Comparing Regression Modeling with Propensity Score Analysis. Applied Developmental Science, 19(1), 31–46. https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2014.977995;

Pilkauskas, N. V., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Waldfogel, J. (2018). Maternal Employment Stability in Early Childhood: Links with Child Behavior and Cognitive Skills. Developmental Psychology, 54(3), 410–427. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000438;

Cormier, D. C., Bulut, O., McGrew, K. S., & Frison, J. (2016). The Role of Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) Cognitive Abilities in Predicting Writing Achievement during the School-Age Years. Psychology in the Schools, 53(8), 787–803. https://doi.org/10.1002/pits.21945;

Barnard-Brak, L., Johnsen, S. K., Hannig, A. P., & Wei, T. (2015). The Incidence of Potentially Gifted Students within a Special Education Population. Roeper Review, 37(2), 74–83. https://doi.org/10.1080/02783193.2015.1008661;

Jung, P.-G., McMaster, K. L., & delMas, R. C. (2017). Effects of Early Writing Intervention Delivered within a Data-Based Instruction Framework. Exceptional Children, 83(3), 281–297. https://doi.org/10.1177/0014402916667586;

Abry, T., Granger, K. L., Bryce, C. I., Taylor, M., Swanson, J., & Bradley, R. H. (2018). First Grade Classroom-Level Adversity: Associations with Teaching Practices, Academic Skills, and Executive Functioning. School Psychology Quarterly, 33(4), 547–560. https://doi.org/10.1037/spq0000235;

Meng, C. (2015). Classroom Quality and Academic Skills: Approaches to Learning as a Moderator. School Psychology Quarterly, 30(4), 553–563. https://doi.org/10.1037/spq0000108;

Marschark, M., Shaver, D. M., Nagle, K. M., & Newman, L. A. (2015). Predicting the Academic Achievement of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students from Individual, Household, Communication, and Educational Factors. Exceptional Children, 81(3), 350–369. https://doi.org/10.1177/0014402914563700;

Hur, E., Buettner, C. K., & Jeon, L. (2015). The Association between Teachers’ Child-Centered Beliefs and Children’s Academic Achievement: The Indirect Effect of Children’s Behavioral Self-Regulation. Child & Youth Care Forum, 44(2), 309–325. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-014-9283-9;

Cormier, D. C., Bulut, O., Singh, D., Kennedy, K. E., Wang, K., Heudes, A., & Lekwa, A. J. (2018). A Systematic Examination of the Linguistic Demand of Cognitive Test Directions Administered to School-Age Populations. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 36(4), 337–353. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282916678336

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Open Access
No
Resources on Psychometric Properties

McGrew, K. S., LaForte, E. M., & Schrank, F. A. (2014). Technical Manual. WoodcockJohnson IV. Rolling Meadows, IL: Riverside. Retrieved March 21, 2019: https://www.wjscore.com/Files/WJIVTechnicalManual.PDF