|Purpose: Identify cognitive factors contributing to academic failure.|
|How to Use:
|Woodcock-Johnson III NU Tests of Cognitive Abilities
Type: Cognitive Battery
Content: Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) Theory Broad and Narrow Abilities
The WJ III NU Tests of Cognitive Abilities are a
series of individually administered cognitive assessments. Use them to identify
strengths and weaknesses in psychological processes and to help your problem solving
team rule out other disabilities or noncognitive factors. A
detailed understanding of cognitive strengths and weaknesses facilitates the development
of targeted interventions and individualized education programs (IEPs). WJ
III NU contains the greatest breadth of cognitive abilities of any
standardized body of tests, measuring both the broad cognitive factors
represented at stratum II of CHC theory, and the narrow abilities represented
at stratum III.
Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition (SB5)
Type: Cognitive battery
Content: Fluid Reasoning, Knowledge, Quantitative Reasoning, Visual-Spatial Processing, Working Memory
SB5 is a contemporary assessment with a rich tradition that began in 1916.
As a battery of individually administered cognitive tests, SB5 advances
the assessment of strengths and weaknesses in the cognitive processes of students
being evaluated for learning disabilities. Use SB5 for early prediction
of emerging learning disabilities in children as young as four-years-old. Use
the special predictive composite scores to identify reading and math
disabilities. Verbal and nonverbal composite scores are reported for fair
assessment of all students.
Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test™ (UNIT™)
Type: Nonverbal Cognitive Battery
Content: Memory and Reasoning
IDEA requires that assessments used to evaluate special
eligibility be “selected and administered so as not to be discriminatory on a
racial or cultural basis, and are provided in the child’s native language or
other mode of communication.” However, many assessments are not available in
the native languages of today’s learners. Nonverbal assessment provides the
solution. UNIT is an individually administered measure of memory and
reasoning with completely nonverbal administration and item response formats.
All test materials are culturally and ethnically sensitive. Use it to promote
fairness, equity, social justice, and bias reduction in your RTI program.