WABC®

Wiig Assessment of Basic Concepts®

By Elisabeth Wiig, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Ages 2;6-7;11

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WABC11
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$260.00
2004 test that evaluates a child's use of basic concepts using a storybook format. Includes Examiner's Manual, Level 1 & Level 2 Storybooks, 50 each of Levels 1 & 2 Record Forms, Puppy Bank Reinforcer with 30 Doggy Dog tokens, and 75 Stickers. Tote bag. Ages 2;6-7;11. (2004)
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2004 test that evaluates a child's use of basic concepts using a storybook format. Includes Examiner's Manual, Level 1 & Level 2 Storybooks, 50 each of Levels 1 & 2 Record Forms, Puppy Bank Reinforcer with 30 Doggy Dog tokens, and 75 Stickers. Tote bag. Ages 2;6-7;11. (2004)
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Author(s) Elisabeth Wiig, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Topic Basic Concepts, Evidence-Based Products, Tests
Brand PRO-ED

WABC®

  • Ages: 2;6-7;11
  • Testing Time: 10 - 15 minutes per test
  • Norm-referenced: provides standard scores, percentile ranks,
    and age equivalents
  • WABC Complete Kit: Examiner's Manual, Level 1 and Level 2 Storybooks, Level 1 Record Forms (50), Level 2 Record Forms (50), Puppy Bank Reinforcer with 30 Doggie Dog Tokens, and Tote Bag. (2004)
  • Qualification Level: A

The Wiig Assessment of Basic Concepts (WABC) is a unique, norm-referenced
assessment that evaluates a child's understanding and use of basic concepts.

Use the WABC to:

  • Create focused IEPs and intervention plans.
  • Thoroughly assess basic concepts.
  • Identify children in preschool and kindergarten who need "extra help" with
    basic concepts.
  • Distinguish deficits in using basic concepts from deficits in understanding them.
  • Further distinguish an inability to understand basic concept terms from deficits in auditory processing (following directions).

What Makes the WABC Different?

  • There is no easel. Instead, the test presents an interactive storybook format. This gives you the opportunity to test the child in a setting that is quite natural to most children (looking at/reading a book).
  • The WABC embeds concept pairs or related words in colorfully illustrated scenes. Instead of presenting each concept as an unrelated single word, the WABC assesses one of the concepts in a pair receptively (Which bear is big? Child points to big bear) and the other expressively (You showed me big. This bear is…Child says, "little." )
  • The WABC contains two age-level tests. Level 1 – A Day at the Zoo is for preschool children ages 2;6 to 5;11 years, and Level 2 – A Day at the Park is for children in kindergarten and early elementary grades ages 5;0 to 7;11 years. For a more complete picture of strengths and weaknesses, you may administer BOTH levels to children between 5;0 and 5;11 years.

Receptive & Expressive Testing

The WABC groups 113 basic concepts in two sets: Level 1 and Level 2. Each Level assesses concept knowledge (receptive) AND use (expressive) across seven (7) categories:

  • Color or Shape (Ex., red, square)
  • Size, Weight or Volume (Ex., short/tall, big/little)
  • Distance, Time or Speed (Ex., far/near, slow/fast)
  • Quantity or Completeness (Ex., none/all, less/more)
  • Location or Direction (Ex., behind/in front of)
  • Condition or Quality (Ex., hot/cold, wet/dry)
  • Sensation, Emotion, or Evaluation (Ex., bad/good)

Who Should Administer the WABC?

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.

Valid and Reliable

The WABC is a valid and reliable assessment instrument. For the standardization, the population sample included 1200 children across the United States and closely resembles 2000 US Census data. Test-Retest correlations were very good with r = .93 for Level 1 Total Score and r = .92 for Level 2 Total Score. Inter-rater reliability was also high with an Alpha of .99. In comparing the WABC to the Boehm-3 Preschool and the Boehm-3, we found that both tests examine similar skills (Level 1 Total Raw Scores, Pearson's r = .69 and Level 2 Total Raw Scores, Pearson's r = .74).

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Customer Reviews
  1. WABC
    Quality
    80%
    This assessment is quick and makes goal writing simple. The kids really respond well to the pictures and story. My teachers also like it because I can show them the basic concepts their student has/lacks. This is well worth the money!

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  2. Love It!
    Quality
    100%
    I am a clinical student at an institution in SC, and in my assessment class I had to use a formal assessment on a 5k student in a resource class. This assessment was God sent because I am on my third clinical, almost to my wits end and this easy, yet high quality for lack of better words came along. I just love it!

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  3. Love this test
    Really nice assessment to use with the little ones. It is very natural to read a story and ask questions as you go. I enjoy the online reporting that I can share with parents.

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  4. My experience with the WABC...
    My experience with the WABC has been most rewarding. I began using it to screen the PK4 students at my school. I really like the ease of usage, the short testing time and the students enjoy the materials. I used it for the pre and post-test examinations. Being able to identify the weakness and target those areas has been strategic in planning for these students. It allowed staff to program for the students who needed extra help and for those students ready for accelerated work.

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  5. I have found the new...
    I have found the new Wiig Assessment of Basic Concepts™ useful in the preschool setting. The first thing I look for when a teacher tells me that the child is having trouble following directions, is to see if they have the knowledge of basic concepts. I have found in several cases, the students with difficulties in following directions, have difficulties with basic concepts. Problem Solved!

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  6. My favorite Super Duper product...
    My favorite Super Duper product is the new Wiig Assessment of Basic Concepts™ because the young students respond very well to the story format. It is so easy to give and score, and gives me a good indication of specific weaknesses.

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  7. The Wiig Assessment of Basic Concepts...
    #WABC11 - WABC® Complete Kit
    The Wiig Assessment of Basic Concepts™ (WABC™) has just been published by Super Duper Publications®. There are two levels to this test, and the test provides receptive and expressive standard scores, percentile ranks, and age equivalents. There is also a Total WABC™ Score for each level. Semantic categories are included (color/shape, weight/volume, distances/speed/time, quantity, sensation/emotion, and evaluation).

    Elisabeth Wiig has done a great job with this test, and it will provide diagnosticians with an alternative to the Boehm Test of Basic Concepts and this test will also prove helpful for Child Find and Head Start Programs. The two parts of this test are neatly organized into two books (Level 1 – A Day at the Zoo and Level 2 – A Day at the Park). The books are colorful and engaging, and clear pages for the Test Preparation, Test Scoring, and Test Training are provided. A separate section on the testing of superlatives is included. A clipboard and an Examiner’s Manual are included. The Examiner’s Manual includes the purpose and characteristics, directions for administration, scoring responses, interpreting the results, test development and technical characteristics. Norms for ages 2-6 to 5-11 and 5-0 to 7-11 are provided also. The Examiner’s Manual is neatly organized, well laid out, clear and concise.

    I believe that Elisabeth Wiig and her colleagues have done a pristine job of standardizing and norming this test and it will be a very valuable asset to school psychologists and educational diagnosticians who evaluate children for various reasons. This test will help to ensure that “No Child is Left Behind.” It is imperative to have valid and reliable assessment instruments and the WABC™ will also be helpful to speech and language pathologists and other evaluators involved in early childhood education.

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  8. Great
    Another great assesment tool. Easy to give and score. Love the carrying bag and price.

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  9. Excellent Learning Activity
    We have been using WABC for the past year and love it. It has an excellent assessment tool as well as intervention activities for teaching a wide variety of basic concepts! Highly Recommend! AAA+++

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  10. I love the new hear...
    I love the new hear builder following directions and phonological awareness CD. The areas align with state standards. The graphics are wonderful and my students loved the demo. My students love chipper chat series and Auditory Memory for Quick Stories. We order most test products through Super Duper as well.

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  11. WABC
    I am thoroughly impressed with the Wiig Assessment of Basic Concepts as an assessment tool. The story book format allows for a more relaxed and familiar experience, which is perfect for testing younger children. I especially appreciate information in both the child's receptive and expressive use of concepts in one tool. Thank you for this invaluable measure!

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  12. I really enjoy the diagnostic...
    I really enjoy the diagnostic assessments that Super Duper offers as well as the treatment tools. After working with the same diagnostic assessments for years, they have become {simply put }boring. I enjoy the bright colors, new pictures, and even the training you provide for your products. My clients love them too. Thanks for your creativity and FREE STUFF!; they make my job so much easier.

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  13. I enjoy all of the...
    I enjoy all of the product particularly some of the easy to use assessments that you have come out with in the last few years such as the WABC.

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  14. WABC
    I used the WABC to informally assess basic concept knowledge in mentally retarded students. The majority of my population has Down Syndrome. None of my students were in the age range norms, I used it as a screening tool. The test was easy to administer and fairly quick. The students, even 16 year olds, took to the story book/picture format and were engaged for the most part. The summary on the back of the test protocol was a great tool for planning objectives. I like the way everything I needed came in one easy to carry tote bag. This test was worth the price and has made my job a bit easier! Janet B. Dallas, Tx.

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