by Gary J. Robertson, PhD
Purpose: Assess reading, mathematics, and nonverbal reasoning ability for ages 5-24 years (individual assessment) or grades 2-Adult (group assessment)
Age: 5-24 years (individual assessment) or grades 2-Adult (group assessment)
Admin: Individual or group
Time: Reading Comprehension-40 minutes; Mathematics-40 minutes; Nonverbal Reasoning-30 minutes
The WRAT-Expanded is a brief achievement instrument that provides an overall assessment of the general skill level of classroom students.
- The WRAT-Expanded provides both individually and group administered forms, which have been co-normed to enable direct comparisons between the two forms.
- The Group (Form G) and the Individual (Form I) forms may be given 3 months apart, allowing for short-term pretest and posttest assessment.
- Form G may be administered by classroom teachers to screen the entire class at the beginning of the year, taking only three class periods, a maximum 40 minutes each period.
- Form G form may be used by learning specialists (Resource Room teachers, Special Education teachers) to quickly evaluate small groups of referrals, rather than assessing each one individually.
- Form G provides a nonverbal reasoning component, which gives an assessment of reasoning ability, factoring out language handicaps that might be interfering with school achievement. The Group form also provides content skill analysis for both the Reading and Mathematics tests.
- On Form I, recommended test Levels and the "Level Scoring Rule" allow for assessment using a minimal number of items, saving you and your clients time.
- Tables provide age and grade norms, as well as "out of level" norms for students who have been retained a grade or for classes being instructed below grade level.
- WRAT-Expanded was normed on ages 5-24 years, covering college age students who might be having learning difficulties.
- Grade levels for the Group form are color coded for easy identification