Due to the fact there are two forms of the test, blue and green, it is useful for fast and accurate retesting (WRAT4, 2017). The stanines, standard scores, percentiles and grade equivalence is included in the WRAT4 (Drummond et al., 2015).
The positives of using this test is it’s ease of administering and scoring, brevity, can be given in retest enabling assessment of progress over time and evaluation of specific areas of knowledge. A draw back or negative is more information will be needed other than the one assessment to provide guidance for the client.
A third assessment that could be recommended is an assessment measuring aptitude. Aptitude tests are given to individuals to determine inherent capacity to excel in a specific field or areas. In this case I would choose to use the Career Ability Placement Survey (CAPS) because it relates to specific choice of career. My rational is the CAPS assessment can be done in a web-based format for instant scoring, takes approximately 50 minutes and is cost effective (Drummond et al., 2015). This test is designed to assess and measure vocational competence; linking ability with choice of career states Drummond et al.,