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Common Educational Tests used for Assessments for Special Education PROCESS

DEFINITION

TESTS WHICH GIVE INFORMATION



Cognition/Intelligence

Ability to reason, to think
abstractly, and to solve
problems.

Verbal Intelligence

Ability to use cognitive
processes which rely
primarily on verbal
language











Non Verbal
Intelligence

Ability to use cognitive
processes which do not
rely primarily on verbal
language.







Wechsler tests: WISC-III, WAIS-R,
WPPSI-R
Stanford-Binet: Fourth Edition
Differential Ability Scales (DAS)
Wechsler: Verbal Scales
Stanford-Binet: FE-Verbal
Comprehension Factor
DAS: Verbal Ability
Wechsler: Performance Scales
Stanford-Binet: FE: Nonverbal
Reasoning/Visualization Factor
DAS: Nonverbal Ability
Kaufman Assessment Battery for
Children (K-ABC): Nonverbal Scale
Leiter International Performance
Scale
Columbia Mental Maturity Scale
Raven’s Progressive Matrices

Language



Receptive Verbal
Language

Ability to understand
incoming spoken
language.





1

Wechsler: Verbal Scales
Test of Language Development-2
(TOLD-2): Listening Composite
Test of Auditory Comprehension of
Language-Revised
Clinical Evaluation of Language
Fundamentals (CELF-R): Receptive
Subtests
Peabody Picture Vocabulary TestRevised

Common Educational Tests used for Assessments for Special Education PROCESS

Expressive Verbal
Language

DEFINITION

Ability to convey ideas
and relate information
through oral language.

TESTS WHICH GIVE INFORMATION







Wechsler: Verbal Scales
TOLD-2: Speaking Composite
CELF-R: Expressive Subtests
Woodcock-Johnson, Revised-Rests
of Cognitive Ability (WJ-R COG):
Oral Language Cluster
Speech Exam and Language Sample



Wechsler: Picture Completion,
Picture Arrangement, Object
Assembly
Stanford-Binet: FE – Absurdities
K-ABC: Gestalt Closure, Photo
Series, Face Recognition
Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude-2
(DTLA-2): Conceptual Matching
Observations of behavior






Goodenough-Harris Drawing Test
Kinetic Family Drawing
ITPA: Manual Expression
Observations of behavior



Receptive Nonverbal
Language

Expressive Nonverbal
Language

Ability to derive meaning
from pictures, gestures,
and facial expressions,
and to interpret social
situations without verbal
clues.

Ability to convey
meaning through
gestures, facial
expressions, and
drawings.





Auditory Skills



Auditory
Discrimination

Ability to detect subtle
likenesses and
difference between
speech sounds.

2




Wepman Auditory Discrimination
Test –2nd Edition
Test of Auditory Perceptual Skills
(TAPS): Auditory Word
Discrimination
Goldman-Fristoe-Woodcock Test

Common Educational Tests used for Assessments for Special Education PROCESS

DEFINITION

TESTS WHICH GIVE INFORMATION

Auditory Discrimination

Auditory Analysis

Ability to break words
into syllables and/or
discrete sound
components





WJ-R, Cognitive: Incomplete Words
Slingerland: Test 7, Echolalia
Auditory Analysis Task (plant = p-l-an - t)

Auditory Synthesis

Ability to combine
supplied sounds or
syllables into words
(sound blending).




WJ-R, Cognitive: Sound Blending
Mann-Suiter Sound Blending




Wechsler: Digit Span
Stanford-Binet: FE- Memory for
Sentences, Memory for Digits
K-ABC: Number Recall, Word Order
WJ-R, Cognitive: Memory for
Sentences, Memory for Words
DTLA-2: Sentence Imitation, Word
Sequences, Oral Directions




Slingerland: Tests 6, 8
Ray Auditory-Verbal Learning Test



Wechsler: Information, Similarities,
Vocabulary, Comprehension
Stanford-Binet: FE – Vocabulary,
Comprehension, Verbal Relations
WJ-R, Achievement: Knowledge
Cluster
Peabody Individual Achievement
Test- Revised: General Information

Auditory Immediate
Memory

Auditory Recent
Memory...
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