Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dissertation Dish: WJ III Normative Update (NU) vs original WJ III norm scores

Normative comparison for the Woodcock-Johnson III: Tests of achievement in 15 and18 year olds by Cummings, Amber, Ed.S., Marshall University, 2009 , 27 pages; AAT 1481309

This study evaluates the use of the original and updated norms of the Woodcock Johnson-III in making educational decisions. The method of collection involved placing the raw score obtained from the updated norms into the original Compuscore program to see if there is a difference between the two scoring systems. The scores were then placed in a figure to see how much the scores varied from each other. Results of the study showed that there was a 1 to 3 point difference between specific skill areas, with some skill areas obtaining a 5 to 6 point difference. Suggestions are made for Practitioners when using the updated norms.

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