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What is the population sample size?
standardization sample includes a total of 685 children between the ages 3;0 and 7;11. The sample closely approximates the U.S. Census Bureau’s “Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2006.”
What are the age levels for children that the
contains two age-level tests. Level 1 assesses knowledge and use of basic concepts for ages 3;0 to 5;11. Level 2 assesses knowledge and use of basic concepts for ages 5;0 to 7;11. Children from the ages of 5;0 to 5;11 may take both levels.
How long does it take to administer the WABC®-S?
Each level of the WABC®-S takes about 10-15 minutes to administer. For children ages 5;0 to 5;11 taking both levels, allow approximately 20-30 minutes.
How did you choose the basic concept words tested in the
The adequate selection of vocabulary is crucial to test reliability because children from different countries may use different words or names to describe items.
contains multiple word choices for each one of the two sections, expressive and receptive.
These word choices assist in using the child’s appropriate regional vocabulary (Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, as well as Central or South American).
Did you compare the
to another basic concepts test?
Yes. A concurrent validity study was conducted in which the results of the
were compared to the results of the
Boehm Test of Basic Concepts-3 Preschool
Boehm Test of Basic Concepts-3
(Boehm-3). The results indicated significant correlations between the
tests and the WABC®-S.
Is the WABC-S
merely a translation of the original WABC
No, the WABC-S
is a true interpretation of the English Version, not a direct translation. Some words and items will vary based on cultural influences.
Why is it important to assess basic concepts in children?
Basic concepts are the building blocks that children need to follow directions, engage in classroom routines, and provide descriptions of the world around them. They are fundamental for performing everyday tasks such as reading, writing, speaking, and math. Knowledge of these concepts is directly related to academic achievement.
How is the
different from other tests of basic concepts?
differs from other basic concept tests in
evaluates the receptive and expressive use of basic concepts.
presents the concepts in opposite (big/small) and/or related pairs (half/whole), rather than single, unrelated concepts.
Second, the test is in an interactive storybook format giving the examiner the opportunity to test the child in a more natural setting. There is no easel. Instead, the
embeds concept pairs or related words in colorfully illustrated scenes of a storybook.
kit contains two age-level tests for evaluating the understanding and use of basic concepts in Spanish
. Level 1
Un Día en el Zoológico
is for the preschool child from 3;0 to 5;11 years.
Level 2 - Un Diá en el Parque
is for children in kindergarten and the early elementary grades from 5;0 to 7;11.
How can I use the results of the
to identify areas of weakness and write IEP goals?
The results of testing for both Level 1 and Level 2 can be summarized on the
inventory form. This form categorizes the basic concepts into seven semantic categories:
You may transfer the testing results to this form in order to assist you in writing IEP goals and explaining the results of the test to parents.
Can I preview the
test prior to purchasing it?
Yes. Have the supervisor of your district, school, or speech department fax your request on company/school letterhead (1-800-978-7379), and we will send you a review copy. You may also email the request to Customer Help at
or contact Customer Help at 1-800-277-8737.
Where can I go to see forms for the test?
Click below to view forms online.
Un Día en el Zoológico
Un Diá en el Parque
Do you offer training for the
for more information.
May I purchase any of the components of the
Level 1 Forms(25)
Level 2Forms (25)
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