Special Education Assessment

Sharol Forsythe
Final Project

1. Demographic Information:

Name: Lindsey Moore
Date of Birth: 11/12/1998
Chronological age: 8 years, 11 months
Grade: 3.1
Evaluation date: 10/01/2007
Examiner: Nelson

2. Description of the Assessment Procedures:

The Woodcock-Johnson III (WRJ-111 Normative update: Woodcock McGrew, & Mather, 1998/2008) Basic skills and Passage Comprehension clusters as well as the Reading Fluency subtest were administered to assess reading skills.   The Basic skills cluster is comprised of the Letter-Word Identification and Word-Attack subtests.   The Letter-Word Identification subtest measures the letter and sight word knowledge of students.   The Word Attack subtest assesses their phonics skills.   The Passage Comprehension cluster is comprised of Broad Reading and Reading Comprehension, the Passage Comprehension measures the comprehension of words in context of a passage.

The Math Calculations and Math Reasoning clusters were administered to assess mathematics skills.   Math Calculations skills measure the ability to perform mathematical computations.   These would include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and combinations of these basic operations, as well as some geometric, trigonometric, logarithmic, and calculus operations.   Math Reasoning is Math Fluency measures the ability to solve simple addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts quickly.   This test consists of two subtests: Applied Problems and Quantitative Concepts.

3. Interpretation of the Results:

According to WJ-III assessment results, Moore’s Basic Broad Reading Skills fall within the low range (SS=77).   Moore does not have a strength or weakness in reading skills.   Her overall basic reading skills falls within the low range (SS=79) as well as her reading comprehension falls within low range (SS=78).   In the basic reading skill area, Moore shows strength in Work-Attack (SS=101), relative to Letter-Word Identification (SS=67)....