Batería IV

Individually-Administered

Batería IV Woodcock-Muñoz

A Spanish Parallel to the Woodcock-Johnson®IV

The Batería IV Woodcock-Muñoz (Batería IV™) is the parallel Spanish version of the Woodcock-Johnson IV
(WJ IV™). It offers an efficient, effective assessment of cognitive abilities and academic skills for
Spanish speakers age 2 - 90+. A typical administration requires only 5 - 10 minutes per subtest.

 

Description & Features

Batería IV Woodcock-Muñoz (Batería IV™) is the parallel Spanish version of Woodcock-Johnson IV (WJ IV™). It provides an efficient and psychometrically sound assessment of cognitive abilities and academic skills with updated norms and content that reflects current Spanish linguistic conventions and culture.

Batería IV reports a variety of scores that utilize the same Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) framework as WJ IV, offering the same ease of use and flexibility that examiners need to accurately evaluate learning problems for Spanish speaking children and adults. As a parallel assessment to WJ IV, it even allows for a direct comparison of a student’s skills in Spanish and English when used in conjunction with WJ IV.

Goals of the Fourth Edition:
  • Design a comprehensive assessment system to evaluate individuals whose native language is Spanish
  • Facilitate an exploration of strengths and weaknesses across cognitive, linguistic, and academic abilities
  • Enhance diagnostic capabilities by focusing on describing cognitive performance and understanding the nature of learning problems
  • Increase the ease and flexibility of use for examiners
  • Reframe variation and ability/achievement comparison procedures
  • Go beyond CHC theory as conceived in the Bateria III
  • Highlight important narrow abilities and consider cognitive complexity of tasks

Pruebas de aprovechamiento
(Tests of Achievement)

The Batería IV Achievement Battery includes 13 tests and 17 clusters. Use it to screen, diagnose, and monitor progress in reading, writing, and mathematics achievement areas.

Restriction Level

Testing Ages

  • All Batería IV batteries may be used with examinees aged 2–90+.

Time to Test

  • A typical administration requires 5–10 minutes per subtest.

Selective Testing Information

  • Click here to view detailed information on tests and clusters available in the
    Batería IV Achievement Battery.

Cross-Domain Clusters include:

  • Academic Skills
  • Academic Fluency
  • Academic Applications
  • Brief Achievement
  • Broad Achievement

Additional clusters can be obtained by administering tests from the Batería IV along with Spanish-language tests from the Woodcock-Johnson® IV Tests of Oral Language:

  • Vocabulary
  • Listening Comprehension
  • Oral Language

Batería III vs. Batería IV Comparison: What's New in the Pruebas de aprovechamiento

  • A single test book
  • The elimination of audio-recorded tests
  • New norms
  • Online scoring
  • Qualitative Observation checklists for Tests 1–11
  • Data on peer-based comparisons
  • Co-normed with Batería IV Pruebas de habilidades cognitivas

Four New Tests
  • Lectura oral/Oral Reading
  • Rememoracion de lectura/Reading Recall
  • Expresion de lenguaje escrito/Written Language Expression
  • Numeros matrices/Number Matrices

Five New Clusters
  • Lectura/Reading
  • Fluidez en lectura/Reading Fluency
  • Lenguaje escrito/Written Language
  • Matematicas/Mathematics
  • Aprovechamiento/Brief Achievement

Pruebas de habilidades cognitivas
(Tests of Cognitive Abilities)

The Batería IV Cognitive Battery includes 14 tests and 15 clusters. Use it to accurately pinpoint learning problems in native Spanish speakers, as well as measure the most contemporary specifications of CHC theory:

  • Comprehension-Knowledge (Gc)
  • Fluid Reasoning (Gf)
  • Short-Term Working Memory (Gwm)
  • Cognitive Processing speed (Gs)
  • Auditory Processing (Ga)
  • Long-Term Storage and Retrieval (Glr)
  • Visual Processing (Gv)

Restriction Level

Testing Ages

  • All Batería IV batteries may be used with examinees aged 2–90+.

Time to Test

  • A typical administration requires 5–10 minutes per subtest.

Selective Testing Information

  • Click here to view detailed information on tests and clusters available in the
    Batería IV Cognitive Battery.

Batería III vs. Batería IV Comparison: What's New in the Pruebas de habilidades cognitivas

  • Utilizes a single test book
  • Includes 14 tests, six of which are new or modified from the previous edition
  • Offers online scoring and reporting capabilities
  • Provides a co-normed assessment with Batería IV Pruebas deaprovechamiento
  • Facilitates effective evaluations of gifted and talented students
  • Six new clusters have been added and the composition of each cluster has been revised to increase cognitive complexity
  • Partial credit scoring and the need to establish basals and ceilings within item groupings have been eliminated to streamline test administration
  • A strong emphasis has been placed on a core set of tests (tests 1–7)
  • Specific tests from Bateria III and the WJ IV Tests of Oral Language can be administered to supplement the evaluation

Scoring & Reporting

The Batería IV Woodcock-Muñoz reports on a variety of scores that utilize the same Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) framework as the Woodcock-Johnson® IV (WJ IV™), offering the same ease of use and flexibility that examiners need to accurately evaluate learning problems for Spanish speaking children and adults.

All Batería IV scoring is completed through the Riverside Score system. Learn more here.


Authors

Dr. Criselda Guajardo Alvarado

Dr. Fredrick Schrank

Dr. Schrank is a licensed psychologist (Washington) and a board-certified specialist in school psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He worked in the Wisconsin public schools while earning an EdS in Educational Psychology from the University of Tennessee–Knoxville. He subsequently earned a PhD from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Dr. Schrank taught at Truman State University (Missouri) and the University of Puget Sound (Washington) before devoting his career almost exclusively to the development and publication of the Woodcock-Johnson family of tests. He has been an oral examiner for the American Board of School Psychology (ABSP) and president of the American Academy of School Psychology (AASP). In 2018 Dr. Schrank was named a J. William Fulbright Specialist by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. He is hosted by the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Dr. Schrank is the senior author of theWoodcock-Johnson IV (WJ IV®) Tests of Cognitive Abilities, Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Oral Language, Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement, Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Early Cognitive and Academic Development, WJ IV Interpretation and Instructional Interventions Program, and Essentials of WJ IV Cognitive Abilities Assessment.

Dr. Fredrick Schrank

Dr. Kevin McGrew

Dr. McGrew is the director of the Institute for Applied Psychometrics (IAP) and a visiting lecturer in Educational Psychology (School Psychology Program) at the University of Minnesota. He received his BA in Psychology and MS in School Psychology from Minnesota State University–Moorhead and his doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota. He is currently serving as an intelligence theory and testing consultant on two major international test development projects and has served as a measurement consultant to a number of psychological test publishers, including Riverside Insights. Dr. McGrew has extensive experience in the development and psychometric analysis of nationally standardized norm-referenced psychological and educational assessment instruments. He was the primary measurement consultant (and first author of the technical manual) for the Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery–Revised (WJ-R®) and served in the same capacity as coauthor for numerous other assessments, up to and including the Woodcock-Johnson IV (WJ IV™).

Dr. Kevin McGrew

Dr. Nancy Mather

Dr. Mather is a professor emerita at the University of Arizona in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies. She holds an MA in Behavior Disorders and a PhD from the University of Arizona in Special Education and Learning Disabilities. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Samuel Kirk at the University of Arizona. Dr. Mather assisted Dr. Richard Woodcock with several aspects of test development for the Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery–Revised (WJ-R®), including coauthoring the Examiner’s Manuals for the WJ-R Tests of Cognitive Ability and Achievement. She has been a coauthor of both the Woodcock-Johnson III (WJ III®) and the Woodcock-Johnson® IV (WJ IV) and has coauthored books on the interpretation and application of the WJ III and WJ IV. She has served as a learning disabilities teacher, a diagnostician, a university professor, and an educational consultant. Dr. Mather conducts research in the areas of reading and writing development.

Dr. Nancy Mather

Dr. Richard W. Woodcock

Dr. Woodcock has an extensive background in education and psychology. He has held a variety of positions, including elementary school teacher, school psychologist, director of special education, university professor, and editor of a test publishing company. He earned his doctorate from the University of Oregon with a dual major in statistics and psycho-education, and he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has published more than 135 professional books and articles. Since 1957 Dr. Woodcock has held positions and appointments at Western Oregon University, the University of Northern Colorado, George Peabody College for Teachers, the University of Arizona, the University of Southern California, the University of Virginia, and Vanderbilt University. He is currently serving as a research professor in the Department of Psychology and Philosophy at Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Woodcock is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Academy of School Psychology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology. In 2013 the Texas Statewide Evaluation Project Conference honored Dr. Woodcock with its first Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Richard W. Woodcock


Resources

Batería IV Assessment Service Bulletins

Assessment Service Bulletin #1

Batería IV Woodcock-Muñoz Technical Abstract