Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition: Australian and New Zealand Standardised Edition (WISC-V A&NZ)
Measure a child's intellectual ability
Test Forms & Reports
Age range: Children aged 6:0–16:11
Qualification level: C
Administration time: Core subtests: 60 minutes
Administration type: Individual; Q-interactive® administration and scoring, Q-global® scoring and reporting, or manual scoring
Introducing the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children®–Fifth Edition, the latest version of the most proven trusted cognitive ability measure ever. Available in both a paper-and-pencil format and a digital format on Q-interactive®, the WISC–V delivers more flexibility and more content. It has been redesigned to give you a truly comprehensive picture of a child's abilities and it includes notable improvements to make identifying the issues—and finding the solutions—faster and easier, without sacrificing the Wechsler gold standard of excellence.
Content & Administration
The WISC–V gives you flexibility and interpretive power, along with access to more subtests, so you get a broader view of a child's cognitive abilities. An expanded factor structure provides new and separate visual spatial and fluid reasoning composites for all ages.
New Primary Subtests
Three new primary subtests extend the content coverage of the WISC-V and increase its practical application.
Visual Puzzles is a new Visual Spatial subtest that measures the ability to analyse and synthesise information
Figure Weights is a new Fluid Reasoning subtest that measures quantitative reasoning and induction
Picture Span is a new Working Memory subtest that measures visual working memory
Expanded and Updated Factor Structure
The test structure includes new and separate visual spatial and fluid reasoning composites for greater interpretive clarity and a variety of levels of composites for interpretive options.
Features & Benefits
More efficient and user-friendly
The WISC–V increases construct coverage without increasing testing time. So, you get a more efficient, developmentally appropriate measure– and still have time to assess other domains of interest.
Efficiently produce all primary index scores
Significantly reduced testing time to obtain the FSIQ
Simplified instructions with reduced vocabulary level, shorter discontinue rules, and refined scoring criteria
Five primary index scores, the FSIQ as well as three of the five ancillary index scores can be obtained through the ten primary subtests
More interpretive power
WISC–V provides statistical links to the WIAT-III, to support more flexible evaluation of specific learning disabilities and two major approaches to specific learning disability identification: pattern of strengths and weaknesses analyses and ability-achievement discrepancy analyses
Expanded score analysis approach highlights index- and subtest-level strength and weaknesses analyses
Separate visual spatial and fluid reasoning composite scores results in greater interpretive clarity
Selection of process scores has been greatly expanded to enhance the depth of interpretation and understanding of performance
Updated psychometric properties
Updated normative sample standardized on Australian and New Zealand children aged 6:0–16:11
Normative sample stratified to match current Australian and New Zealand census data based on gender, ethnicity, parent education level, and geographic region for each age group
Strong subtest floors and ceilings facilitate accurate measurement at the extremes of cognitive ability
Comparable or improved reliability for subtest and composite scores
Updated special group studies
Updated validity studies with other measures including WISC–IV, WPPSI–IV, WAIS–IV, WIAT–III, KTEA-3, Vineland-II, and BASC-2
Expanded validity evidence for the Q-interactive version, including construct validity studies and equivalence of Q-interactive and paper/pencil formats, and special group studies to examine patterns of performance of children from frequently-tested populations
Users & Applications
Psychologists working in schools, clinics, hospitals, universities and forensics can use the WISC–V for diverse applications such as:
identifying intellectual disabilities,
identifying and diagnosing learning disabilities/disorders,
evaluating of cognitive processing strengths and weaknesses,
assessing for giftedness, and
assessing the impact of brain injuries
For further information about the WISC-V A&NZ digital, go to www.helloq.com.au/wisc-v
- Q-interactive Special Group Studies: The WISC-V and Children with Intellectual Giftedness and Intellectual Disability (244482)
- Q-interactive Special Group Studies: The WISC-V and Children with Specific Learning Disorders in Reading and Mathematics (192587)
- Q-interactive Special Group Studies: The WISC-V and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Accompanying Language Impairment or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (256390)
- Q-interactive Technical Report 8: Equivalence of Q-interactive and Paper Administrations of Cognitive Tasks: WISC-V (63679)
- WISC-V Coding and Symbol Search in Digital Format: Reliability, Validity, Special Group Studies, and Interpretation (409353)
- WISC-V Interpretive Sample Report (316457)
- WISC-V Score Report (178248)
- WISC-V Technical and Interpretive Manual Supplement (1849906)
- WISC-V Technical Report 1: Expanded Index Scores (382335)
- WISC-V Technical Report 2: Testing Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (125094)
- WISC-V Technical Report 3: Using the WASI-II with the WISC-V (173624)
- WISC-V Technical Report 4: Children with Hearing Differences Who Utilise Spoken Language and Have Assistive Technology (242298)
WISC-V A&NZ 2-Day Training
The two WISC-V A&NZ (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 5th Edition) workshops offer attendees the option to attend one or both days.
Day 1 is a WISC-V A&NZ introduction focusing on the administration, scoring and basic interpretation of the WISC-V A&NZ
Day 2 focuses on the clinical use and more in depth interpretation of the WISC-V A&NZ
Pearson + Coviu - Have any questions about the WISC-V A&NZ on Coviu?
Join Pete from Coviu and Valorie our Consultant Psychologist for a live webinar and ask any questions you have.
Getting started on Coviu with WISC-V A&NZ
Improving your assessment experience with WISC-V A&NZ on Q-interactive
Join this webinar for an overview of the WISC-V A&NZ on Q-interactive, the digital iPad based platform that will improve the assessment experience for you and your clients.
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Introduction to the WISC-V A&NZ
Essential information for practitioners wishing to learn more about the use and interpretation of the Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fifth Edition (WISC-V) A&NZ. This session will review changes from the WISC-IV to WISC-V, and discuss how the WISC-V was developed and standardised for the Australian/NZ context.
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WISC-V A&NZ on the iPad! Q Interactive
Join this webinar for an overview of the new WISC-V A&NZ on Q-interactive, the digital iPad based platform that will improve the assessment experience for you and your clients.
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Using the WISC-V & WIAT-III to diagnose learning disorders
This webinar will provide an overview of the historical means of diagnosing learning disorders as well as current DSM-5 criteria. Processes such as the Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses analysis will be discussed and tied to WISC-V and WIAT-III reporting options.
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