GROUPINGS AND EXPLANATIONS OF THE WJIII SUB TESTS
(There are 22 academic tests. The numbers refer to the test number.)
1. Letter-Word Identification - naming letters and reading words aloud from a list.
2. Reading Fluency - speed of reading sentences and answering "yes" or "no" to each.
9. Passage Comprehension - orally supplying the missing word removed from each sentence or very brief paragraph. (e.g., "Woof," said the _____, biting the hand that fed it.").
13. Word Attack - reading nonsense words (e.g., plurp, fronkett) aloud to test phonetic word attack skills.
17. Reading Vocabulary - orally stating synonyms and antonyms for printed words and orally completing written analogies (e.g., elephant : big :: mouse : ____ ). 21. Sound Awareness - rhyming, deletion, substitution, and reversing of spoken sounds.
|Reading Clusters (Are a combination of subtests, they are an average of scores.)|
|Basic Reading Skills
(Is combination of these 2 subtests):
(Is combination of these 2 subtests)
|1. Letter-Word Identification||1. Letter-Word Identification||9. Passage Comprehension|
|2. Reading Fluency||13. Word Attack||17. Reading Vocabulary|
|9. Passage Comprehension|
These 5 areas of reading are included in the assessment recommended by NCLB (NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND) :
|(1.) Sound Awareness subtest (for Phonemic Awareness subtest) and Sound Blending subtest|
|(2.) Word Attack, the ability to read nonsense words (Phonics)|
|(3.) Reading Fluency|
|(4.) Reading Vocabulary|
|(5.) Passage Comprehension (low level comprehension at the sentence level, using fill in the blank.)|
Other useful subtests are Spelling of sounds subtest, and Picture Vocabulary subtest.
Other academic areas to assess: writing, spelling and math, including writing fluency and math fluency.
|Written Language Clusters|
|Broad Written Language (Is combination of these 3 subtests):||Basic Writing Skills:||Written Expression:|
|7. Spelling||7. Spelling||8. Writing Fluency|
|8. Writing Fluency||16. Editing||11. Writing Samples|
|11. Writing Samples|
5. Calculation - involves arithmetic computation with paper and pencil.
6. Math Fluency - speed of performing simple calculations for 3 minutes.
10. Applied Problems - are oral, math "word problems," solved with paper and pencil.
18. Quantitative Concepts - oral questions about mathematical factual information, operations signs, etc.
|Broad Math (Is combination of these 3 subtests):||Math Calculation Skills:||Math Reasoning:|
|5. Calculation||5. Calculation||10. Applied Problems|
|6. Math Fluency||6. Math Fluency||18. Quantitative Concepts|
|10. Applied Problems|
3. Story Recall - the student answers oral questions about stories that were dictated to the student.
4. Understanding Directions - the student follows oral directions to point to different parts of pictures.
12 Story Recall – Delayed - the student answers questions about the stories heard earlier.
14. Picture Vocabulary - the student points to named pictures or names pictures.
15. Oral Comprehension - the student provides anto- or synonyms to spoken words and completes oral analogies (e.g., elephant is to big as mouse is to ___ )
19. Academic Knowledge - oral questions about factual knowledge of science, social studies, and humanities (art, literature and music).
21. Sound Awareness - (Phonemic Awareness) rhyming, deletion, substitution, and reversing of spoken sounds.
|Oral Language Clusters|
|Oral Language Standard skills||Oral Language Extended Skills||Listening Comprehension||Oral Expression|
|3. Story Recall||4. Understanding Directions||4. Understanding Directions||3. Story Recall|
|4. Understanding Directions||14. Picture Vocabulary||15. Oral Comprehension||14. Picture Vocabulary|
|15. Oral Comprehension|
|Academic Skills:||Academic Fluency:||Academic Applications:||Phoneme/Grapheme Knowledge:|
|1. Letter-Word Identification||2. Reading Fluency||9. Passage Comprehension||13. Word Attack|
|5. Calculation||6. Math Fluency||10. Applied Problems||20. Spelling of Sounds|
|7. Spelling||8. Writing Fluency||11. Writing Samples|
Broad Written Language