- Ages: 3;0-7;11
- Testing Time: 10-15 minutes
- Norm referenced: standard scores, percentile ranks, and age equivalents.
- WABC-S Complete Kit: Examiner's Manual, Level 1 and Level 2 Storybooks, Level 1 Record Forms (25), Level 2 Record Forms (25), Puppy Bank Reinforcer with 30 Doggie Dog Tokens, Clipboard with Calculator, WABC-S Stickers (75), and WABC-S Tote Bag. (2006)
- Qualification Level: A
The Wiig Assessment of Basic Concepts-Spanish (WABC-S) by WABC author Elisabeth Wiig and noted bilingual author Henriette Langdon, is a valid and reliable instrunment in identifying basic concept deficiencies in Spanish-speaking students ages 3;0 to 7;11 years.
The WABC-S tests 100 basic concepts in Spanish across seven categories:
- Color/Shape (Color/Forma)
- Quantity/Completeness (Cantidad/Capacidad)
- Location/Direction (Ubicación/Orientación)
- Sensation/Emotion/Evaluation (Sensación/Emoción/Evaluación)
- Weight/Volume (Peso/Volumen)
- Condition/Quality (Condición/Calidad)
- Distance/Speed/Time (Distancia/Velocidad/Tiempo)
What Makes the WABC-S Special?
- Careful consideration of vocabulary - The WABC-S contains multiple word choices that allow the use of appropriate regional vocabulary from a variety of Spanish-speaking regions (Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, as well as Central and South America).
- True concept understanding - The WABC-S assesses a child’s understanding of 100 basic concepts. It tests the first concept receptively ("¿Cuál de los osos es grande?" Child points to big bear) and the related/opposite concept expressively ("Este oso es grande y este oso es…" Child says, "chiquito").
- Age appropriate - The WABC-S contains tests for two age levels. Nivel 1- Un Día en el Zoológico is for preschool children ages 3;0 to 5;11 years, and Nivel 2- Un Día en el Parque is for children in kindergarten and early elementary grades ages 5;0 to 7;11.
- Valid and Reliable - The WABC-S is a valid and reliable assessment instrument. For the standardization, the population sample included 685 children from the US and Spanish-Speaking countries. The population from the US closely resembles 2000 US Census Data. Test-Retest correlations were very good with r = .97 for Nivel 1 Total Score and r = .93 Nivel 2 Total Score. Inter-rater reliability was also high, where both Nivel 1 and Nivel 2 was r = .97 or higher. In comparison to the Boehm-3 Spanish, we found that both tests examine similar skills (Nivel 1 Total Raw Scores, Pearson’s r = .75 and Nivel 2 Total Raw Scores, Pearson’s r = .73).
WABC-S Complete Kit
- Examiner's Manual
- Level 1 and 2 Storybooks
- 25 Level 1 Record Forms
- 25 Level 2 Record Forms
- Reinforcer Puppy Bank with 30 tokens
- Calculatory Clipboard
- 75 Stickers
- Tote Bag
Who Should Administer the WABC-S?
Early childhood educators, special educators, and speech-language pathologists can administer the WABC. However, we recommend that only educators and professionals skilled in test administration and scoring interpret the results and create intervention plans for students.
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