Qualification Level: A (Psychologist)
The Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) has been widely used with many different patient groups. Concerns for patient comfort, managed care, and tighter research budgets have encouraged both clinicians and researchers to use shorter test batteries.
The WCST-64 uses only the first 64 WCST cards, thereby shortening the administration time for most individuals while retaining the task requirements of the standard version. The WCST-64 also eliminates variability in the number of cards administered, facilitating straightforward comparisons of test-retest stability and comparisons of individual test results with normative and validity data.
- WCST-64 normative, reliability, and validity data are derived from the same samples described in the Wisconsin Card Sorting Manual–Revised and Expanded (Heaton, Chelune, Talley, Kay, and Curtiss, 1993).
- Individual WCST protocols were obtained and rescored for the first 64 cards administered.
- The normative sample includes adults ages 18-89 years, as well as children and adolescents ages 6-17 years.
- WCST-64 raw scores with corresponding demographically corrected normative data for the WCST-64 variables are provided in the WCST-64 Card Version Professional Manual.