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Topics: Educational psychology, Intelligence quotient, Cognition Pages: 2 (585 words) Published: December 29, 2014
Woodcock-Johnson 111 Complete Battery
The Woodcock-Johnson 111 Complete Battery (WJ-111) intelligence assessment is more than just an intelligence test. It has been suggested that we consider using the term general ability as opposed to the term intelligence testing because it seems to have negative connotations (Whiston, 2013). The WJ-111 is based off of the Cattell, Horn, and Carrol model in that it studies cognitive ability. The WJ-111 a battery exam and intelligence test which means that it is able to assess general intellectual ability and specific cognitive abilities, scholastic aptitude, oral language, and academic achievement for all clients age range from two through ninety (Whiston, 2013; McGrew & Woodcock, 2001). Therefore, the WJ-111-COG (measure general and specific cognitive functions) and the WJ-111-ACH (determines academic strengths and limitation) combined make up the WJ-111. A standard version and an extended versions are available for both tests. Both the WJ-111-ACH and the WJ-111COG are normed “the WJ-111 instrument is often used to examine intra-individual discrepancies in achievement, variations in ability areas (verbal vs. thinking), and differences between ability and achievement” (Whiston, 20103, p. 145; McGrew & Woodcock, 2001). The standard version for the WJ-111-COG entails tests one through ten while the extended consists of tests from eleven through twenty and two parallel forms make up the WJ-111-ACH. The standard has seven clusters (Verbal ability, thinking ability, cognitive efficiency, broad reading, broad math, broad written language, and oral language), while the extended has fourteen. Strength Related to Ethical/Multicultural Considerations

“Counselors not only understand the technical aspects of the instruments but are also aware of the cultural limitations. This allows them to use test instruments for the welfare of culturally different clients” (Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development,...

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Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (1996). AMCD multicultural counseling
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Whiston, S. C. (2013). Principles and applications of assessment in counseling (4th ed.). Belmont, CA:
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