WISC-V

WISC-V

(Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children®- Fifth Edition)

Ages 6.0-16.11 years
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The WISC-V is the latest version of the most powerful cognitive ability measure ever. WISC-V has been redesigned, retooled, and revamped to provide a more comprehensive picture of a child's (6-16 years old) abilities. Now you can identify the issues – and find the solutions – faster and easier.

Considering Q-interactive? With WISC–V on Q-interactive you can:

  • Get access to the full menu of WISC–V subtests anytime and anywhere.
  • Create custom batteries by choosing subtests from the WISC–V and other tests.
  • Select and add a subtest in real time, without having to reschedule another testing session.
  • Administer a more standardized administration and simplify the management of WISC–V materials so you can focus on what is important – the examinee.
  • Scoring integrates seamlessly with KTEA and WIAT to support ability-achievement discrepancy and patterns of strengths and weaknesses analyses
  • Get a scaled-score immediately after finishing a subtest, to increase speed and accuracy.

Learn More

  • Get access to the full menu of WISC–V subtests anytime and anywhere.
  • Create custom batteries by choosing subtests from the WISC–V and other tests.
  • Select and add a subtest in real time, without having to reschedule another testing session.
  • Administer a more standardized administration and simplify the management of WISC–V materials so you can focus on what is important – the examinee.
  • Scoring integrates seamlessly with KTEA and WIAT to support ability-achievement discrepancy and patterns of strengths and weaknesses analyses. Read "Do You Know a Kim" Case Study to learn more.
  • Get a scaled-score immediately after finishing a subtest, to increase speed and accuracy.
 

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Verbal Comprehension

Similarities

The child is presented two words that represent common objects or concepts and describes how they are similar.

Vocabulary

For picture items, the child names the depicted object. For verbal items, the child defines the word that is read aloud.

Information

The child answers questions about a broad range of general knowledge topics.

Comprehension

The child answers questions based on his or her understanding of general principles and social situations.

Visual Spatial

Block Design

Working within a specified time limit, the child views a model and/or a picture and uses two-color blocks to re-create the design.

Visual Puzzles

Within a specified time limit, the child views a completed puzzle and selects three response options that, when combined, reconstruct the puzzle.

Fluid Reasoning

Matrix Reasoning

The child views an incomplete matrix or series and selects the response option that completes the matrix or series.

Figure Weights

Within a specified time limit, the child views a scale with missing weight(s) and selects the response option that keeps the scale balanced.

Picture Concepts

The child views two or three rows of pictures and selects one picture from each row to form a group with a common characteristic.

Arithmetic

For both the picture and verbal items, the child mentally solves arithmetic problems within a specified time limit.

Working Memory

Digit Span

The child is read a sequence of numbers and recalls the numbers in the same order (Forward task), reverse order (Backward task), and ascending order (Sequencing task).

Picture Span

The child views a stimulus screen with one or more pictures for a specified time and then selects the picture(s) (in sequential order, if possible) from options on a response screen.

Letter-Number Sequencing

The child is read a sequence of numbers and letters and recalls the numbers in ascending order and then the letters in alphabetical order.

Processing Speed

Coding

Working within a specified time limit, the child uses a key to tap symbols that correspond with simple geometric shapes or numbers.

Symbol Search

Working within a specified time limit, the child scans search groups and indicates whether target symbols are present.

Cancellation

Working within a specified time limit, the child scans two arrangements of objects (one random, one structured) and marks target objects.

Ancillary Subtests

Naming Speed Literacy

The child names elements (e.g., objects of various size and color, letters and numbers) as quickly as possible.

Naming Speed Quantity

The child names the quantity of squares inside a series of boxes as quickly as possible.

Immediate Symbol Translation

The child learns visual-verbal pairs and then translates symbol strings into phrases or sentences.

Delayed Symbol Translation

The child translates symbols into words, phrases, or sentences using recalled visual-verbal pairs from Immediate Symbol Translation.

Recognition Symbol Translation

The child views a symbol and selects the correct translation, from response options the examiner reads aloud, using recalled visual-verbal pairs from Immediate Symbol Translation.

Block Design

     

Additional Resources

Videos

Introducing WISC-V on Q-interactive

WISC-V Digital Overview