WRIT - Wide Range Intelligence Test - Product Range
Required qualificationsQTS/QTLS or equivalent and CCET Level 7
or QTS/QTLS or equivalent and Assessment Qualification at Level 7 e.g. CPT3A
or Assessment Qualification at Level 7 e.g. CPT3A and HLTA Status
or QTS/QTLS or equivalent and PGCert /PGDip/MA/MEd/MSc in SEN (including psychological assessment) SpLD APC or equivalent
or QTS/QTLS or equivalent and Professional Body Membership e.g. DA Guild MDG
or BA (Hons) / B.Ed Hons or Bsc subject and Professional Body Membership e.g. DA Guild MDG
or HCPC Registered Practising, Chartered, Clinical, Forensic or Educational Psychologist
or Psychologist, SaLT or OT
or Loan Scheme
A general measure of intelligence and cognitive abilities.
The WRIT Assessment provides a general measure of intelligence with user-friendly materials that make it easy to learn to administer. It offers a reliable assessment of cognitive abilities that can be used with individuals ages 4 to 85 years. Taking less than 30 minutes to administer, the WRIT assesses both verbal and nonverbal abilities, yielding a Verbal IQ and a Visual IQ, which generate a combined General IQ.
Features and benefits
- Brief administration times average less than 30 minutes—yet the WRIT Assessment is as reliable as many lengthier measures.
- Only one set of materials is needed to assess preschool children as young as 4 years to adults age 85 years.
- Provides an estimate of cognitive ability for educational, psychological or vocational rehabilitation evaluations.
- The WRIT Assessment can help identify learning disabilities, giftedness, and neuropsychological impairments.
- The format is familiar because the conceptual roots of the WRIT Assessment are related to a hierarchical model of ability familiar to psychologists trained in individual testing.
- Subtests encourage participation by individuals of all ages.
Complete kit includes:
- diamonds (for sub-test requiring an individual to construct specific designs)
- canvass carry-all bag.
Four subtests address specific abilities:
- Verbal scale (crystallised): Vocabulary and Verbal Analogies subtests
- Visual scale (fluid): Matrices and Diamonds subtests
Standardised on 2,285 individuals in the US, the WRIT Assessment produces IQs that are correlated with those from traditional and much lengthier cognitive measures. The WRIT was co-normed with the WRAT3, allowing for sound and efficient determination of an intelligence/achievement discrepancy.
The WRIT Assessment (Wide Range Intelligence Test) is a reliable battery of cognitive abilities, assessing both verbal and nonverbal abilities by means of Verbal and Visual scales. The test provides colourful, attractive and engaging subtests that encourage participation regardless of age. The WRIT yields a Verbal (Crystallized) IQ and a Visual (Fluid) IQ, which generate a General IQ when combined.
Author: Joseph Glutting, Wayne Adams and David Sheslow
Age range: 5 years to 85 years
Testing Time: 20 to 30 minutes
Publication Date: 2000
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