New Questions:
GROWTH
How is growth measured as defined by the test developer? The technical manual provides Rasch ability scaled scores (RASS) to measure growth.
What are the DC averages?
What is the national average or norm? The technical manual provides tables with national norms based on age or grade.
WHAT IS YOUR SUGGESTION FOR AN ACHIEVABLE TARGET/MINIMUM LEVEL ACCEPTABLE FOR GROWTH? (so if we go with a yes/no dichotomous scoring scheme)
At this point no one is using this test as part of the PMF, so identifying targets is probably not necessary.

WHAT IS YOU SUGGESTION FOR A REACH/IDEAL TARGET FOR GROWTH? (so if we go with a low/mid/high performance three tiered scoring scheme)
At this point no one is using this test as part of the PMF, so identifying targets is probably not necessary.


Old Questions:
- Quick overview of this assessment. The Wide Range Achievement Test 4 is a norm-referenced test that measures the basic academic skills of word reading, sentence comprehension, spelling and math computation in English. It is intended for use by those professionals who need a quick, simple psychometrically sound assessment of importatn fundamental academic skills.
- What are the proficiency levels or cut scores? Raw scores are converted to standard scores by age or grade, percentile rank, normal curve equivalants or grade equivalents. These scores are standardized based on normative gorups representing individuals of different ages and grades across the US.
- How is growth calculated for this assessment (i.e., 3 points is adequate growth for students in the 220-250 range)
- Test reliability if that information is available.´╗┐The internal consistency reliablity coefficients of the WRAT4 subtests range from .81 to .99 indicating that there is sufficient consistency to yield dependable assesment results for individuals.
- anything else you find relevant about the assessment and how scores are used
- Anything else you find relevant about the assessment and how scores are used.