The WISC-V gives school psychologists, clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists flexibility and interpretive power to get a broader view of a child’s cognitive abilities.
- Increase construct coverage without increasing test time.
- Identify and diagnose intellectual and learning disabilities.
- Evaluate cognitive processing strengths and weaknesses.
- Assess giftedness and the impact of brain injuries.
- Significantly reduce testing time to obtain FSIQ.
- Supports more flexible evaluation of specific learning disabilities and two major approaches to specific learning disability identification: (1) pattern of strengths and weaknesses analyses and (2) ability-achievement discrepancy analyses.
WISC-V delivers more flexibility, more content and more interpretive power.
- Three new primary subtests — Visual Puzzles, Figure Weights, and Picture Span — measure the ability to analysis and synthesize information, quantitative reasoning and induction, and visual working memory.
- Five new complementary subtests assess cognitive processes important to academic achievement in reading, math, and writing.
- Simplified instructions with reduced vocabulary level, shorter discontinue rules and refined scoring criteria.
- Full scoring reports and interpretive reports include narrative interpretation scores.
- Separate visual spatial and fluid reasoning composite scores results in greater interpretive clarity.
- Automatically converts total raw scores to subtest scaled scores and sums of scaled scores to composites scores.
- Statistical links to two measures of academic achievement: KTEA-3 and WIAT-III.
- Updated normative sample standardized on 2,200 children aged 6:0–16:11.