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Protocol - Reading Comprehension

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Description:

The Passage Comprehension Subtest of the Woodcock-Johnson® Tests of Achievement (WJ III®) is an interviewer-administered test in which the respondent is asked to read a short passage and identify a missing key word that makes sense in the context of the passage. The Woodcock-Johnson® Tests of Achievement (WJ III®) can be scored with either the WJ III® Compuscore and Profiles Program (WCPP) software (included in each kit) or with Report Writer.

Protocol:

Summary of the Passage Comprehension Subtest of the Woodcock-Johnson® Tests of Achievement (WJ III®)

The respondent is asked to read a short passage and identify a missing key word that makes sense in the context of the passage.

Scoring Instructions

The Woodcock-Johnson® Tests of Achievement (WJ III®) can be scored with either the WJ III® Compuscore® and Profiles Program (WCPP) software (included in each kit) or with Report Writer.

The Woodcock-Johnson® Tests of Achievement (WJ III®). Copyright © 2001. The Riverside Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

The Woodcock-Johnson® Tests of Achievement and WJ III® are registered trademarks of Houghton Mifflin.

Protocol Name from Source:

This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Availability:

Proprietary

Personnel and Training Required
The Passage Comprehension subtest of the Woodcock-Johnson® Tests of Achievement (WJ III®) can be administered by a trained research assistant. Examiners should study the administration and scoring procedures found in the Passage Comprehension subtest of the Woodcock-Johnson® Tests of Achievement (WJ III®) Examiner's Manual and follow all procedures precisely. Investigators are encouraged to have quality control procedures in place to maintain consistency among examiners.
Equipment Needs
The interviewer will need a copy of the Woodcock-Johnson® III Tests of Achievement test record and examiner's manual.
Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Interviewer-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Child, Adolescent, Adult

Participants:

Children, adolescents, and adults, ages 2 to 90-plus years

Specific Instructions:
Passage Comprehension is a proprietary subtest of the Woodcock-Johnson® Tests of Achievement (WJ III®) and is not sold separately. The Woodcock-Johnson® Tests of Achievement (WJ III®) is a proprietary protocol and administration requires a licensing agreement from Riverside Publishing. In order for this assessment to be considered valid, the investigator should make sure that the respondent speaks English as a first language.
Selection Rationale

Passage Comprehension, a subtest of the Woodcock-Johnson® Tests of Achievement (WJ III®), was selected because it is a widely used, validated protocol that is quick and easy to administer and includes normed data to assist scoring.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Reading Comprehension Assessment Score 3139277 CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Reading comprehension proto 62994-9 LOINC
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Source

Richard W. Woodcock, Kevin S. McGrew, and Nancy Mather. Woodcock-Johnson® Tests of Achievement (WJ III®). The Riverside Publishing Company. 2001.

The Woodcock-Johnson® III Tests of Achievement is a proprietary instrument and can be obtained through:

Contracts and Permissions Department
The Riverside Publishing Company
425 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143-2079
Email: RPC_Customer_Service@hmhpub.com
800-323-9540

General References
Woodcock, R. W., Mather, N., & Wendling, B. (2001). Essentials of WJ III Tests of Achievement Assessment. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.
Protocol ID:

200801

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX200801000000 Protocol 200801 - proprietary. Check DCW for contact. 4 N/A
Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Reading Comprehension

Release Date:

October 8, 2010

Definition

This measure assesses the ability of an individual to understand what he or she reads.

Purpose

This measure can be used to determine if the respondent can read written text and interpret the meaning of this text. Poor performance suggests a reading disorder that may be linked with other language impairments.

Keywords

Reading comprehension, Passage comprehension, Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement, WJ III, Reading, Reading disorder, proprietary, Speech and Hearing