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Protocol - Reading Comprehension

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Description:

The Passage Comprehension Subtest of the Woodcock-Johnson® Tests of Achievement (WJ IV®) is an interviewer-administered test in which the respondent is asked to read a short passage and identify a missing keyword that makes sense in the context of the passage. The Woodcock-Johnson® Tests of Achievement (WJ IV®) can be scored with either the off-line method of estimated scores obtained from the Test Record (Mather & Wendling, 2014) or by using the scoring and reporting online format (Schrank & Dailey, 2014) or with Report Writer.

Specific Instructions:

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

Protocol:

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

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 IV®) can be scored with either the offline method of estimated scores obtained from the Test Record (Mather & Wendling, 2014) or by using the scoring and reporting online format (Schrank & Dailey, 2014).

The Woodcock-Johnson® Tests of Achievement (WJ IV®). Copyright © 2014. The Riverside Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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

Protocol Name from Source:

Woodcock-Johnson® Tests of Achievement (WJ IV®)

Availability:

Proprietary

Personnel and Training Required

The Passage Comprehension subtest of the Woodcock-Johnson® Tests of Achievement (WJ IV®) 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 IV®) 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® IV 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 5–70 years

Selection Rationale

Passage Comprehension, a subtest of the Woodcock-Johnson® Tests of Achievement (WJ IV), 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
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel #7 (ERP 7) reviewed the measures in the Speech and Hearing domain.

Guidance from ERP 7 includes the following:

  • Updated the protocol

Back-compatible: there are changes to the Data Dictionary

Previous version in Toolkit archive (link)

Source

Schrank, F. A., Mather, N., & McGrew, K. S. (2014). Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement. Rolling Meadows, IL: Riverside.

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

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

General References

Mather, N., & Wendling, B. J. (2014). Examiner’s manual. Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement. Rolling Meadows, IL: Riverside.

Schrank, F. A., & Dailey, D. (2014). Woodcock-Johnson Online Scoring and Reporting [Online format]. Rolling Meadows, IL: Riverside.

Schrank, F. A., Mather, N., & McGrew, K. S. (2014). Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement. Rolling Meadows, IL: Riverside.

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

Protocol ID:

200802

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable Name Variable IDVariable DescriptiondbGaP Mapping
PX200802000000 Protocol 200802 - proprietary. Check DCW for more
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N/A
Speech, Language and Hearing
Measure Name:

Reading Comprehension

Release Date:

June 4, 2019

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

Passive comprehension, Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement, WJ IV, reading, reading disorder, proprietary, speech and hearing