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Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fourth Edition-Spanish
(WISC®-IV Spanish)

 

Age Range: 6:0-16:11 years

Completion Time: Core subtests: 60–90 minutes

Scores/Interpretation: FSIQ, index scores, subtest scaled scores by ages, demographically adjusted percentiles, base rate percentages

Scoring Options: Scoring Assistant™ software or manual scoring

Report Options: Interpretive Report (English), Parent Report (English and Spanish)

Publication Date: 2004

 
 
 

Product Details

A True Spanish Version of WISC-IV!

WISC®-IV Spanish is a comprehensive adaptation of WISC-IV, more than just a linguistic translation.

WISC-IV Spanish is ideal for use with Spanish-language dominant children ages 6 through 16 years who are gaining educational experience in the United States. Psychologists and other clinicians familiar with WISC-IV will easily adapt to the new WISC-IV Spanish. WISC-IV Spanish provides a true reflection of Spanish-speaking children in U.S. schools and provides an accurate representation of children in transition to becoming English-language speakers. Test items have been modified to minimize cultural bias across multiple regions of origin. While the test is given in Spanish, children earn credit for answers in either Spanish or English.

The WISC®–IV Spanish allows you to reliably assess the intellectual ability of Spanish-speaking children and adolescents. WISC–IV Spanish is both a translation and adaptation of the WISC–IV, the most widely used intelligence measure for children in the U.S. This individually administered battery provides a comprehensive measure of intellectual ability of Spanish language-dominant children ages 6 through 16 years.

When to Use WISC-IV Spanish

  • Child is Spanish–language dominant
  • Child is in his/her first five years in the U.S. education system
  • Child is referred for neurocognitive evaluation
  • Child needs evaluation for educational diagnosis and services
  • You want to know how child compares to U.S. classmates
  • You want to know how child compares to other Spanish-language dominant children with similar backgrounds

Features & Benefits

Features

  • Consists of the same 10 core subtests as WISC–IV, plus 4 of the 5 supplemental subtests (excludes Word Reasoning); comparable administration time
  • Tests the same constructs as WISC–IV: Verbal Comprehension, Perceptual Reasoning, Working Memory, Processing Speed, and Full Scale IQ
  • Scores calibrated to WISC–IV norms
  • Test items with colorful, engaging artwork are appropriate for all Hispanic cultures

Benefits

  • Reflects the sound psychometric properties of a Wechsler® instrument
  • WISC–IV items modified to minimize cultural bias across multiple countries of origin
  • Children are tested in Spanish, but compared to all U.S. children the same age
  • Supplemental demographic tables allow additional interpretation compared to all Hispanic children and subgroups of the Hispanic population
  • School districts can maintain consistency by using the WISC–IV tests across both English- and Spanish-speaking students

A Valid, Reliable Measure of Intellectual Ability in Spanish-speaking Children and Adolescents

Normative sample is representative of the U.S. Spanish-speaking population from many regions of origin

Sample Included Spanish-speaking Children from Many Regions of Origin

  • Mexico
  • Central America
  • Cuba
  • Puerto Rico
  • Dominican Republic
  • South America

Easy to administer and score, the WISC–IV Spanish is appropriate for evaluating:

  • Spanish-speaking, Limited English Proficient (LEP), and other bilingual students for educational diagnosis and services and neurocognitive evaluation
  • Spanish-speaking individuals who have immigrated to the U.S.

Exceptional Clinical Utility

  • Administration and scoring consistent with WISC-IV
  • Instructions for subtest administration and scoring included in stimulus books to improve examiner workflow
  • Results accurately represent Spanishspeaking children in U.S. schools
  • Items adapted to accommodate variations of the Spanish language
  • For use by Spanish-speaking examiners and English-speaking examiners with a trained Spanish-speaking associate
  • Scoring rules revised as necessary for accuracy across variants of the Spanish language
  • Scoring Assistant® software available for easy scoring
  • Training video provides step-by-step administration and scoring instructions

Scoring

Two Ways to View a Child’s Results – Calibrated Norms and Percentile Ranks

  • Norms calibrated to WISC-IV norms, allowing comparison to U.S. population of English-speaking examinees
  • Demographically-adjusted percentiles allow comparison to other Spanish-speaking children with similar U.S. educational experience and parental education level or similar U.S. experience only
  • Additional base rate scores and critical values for composite scores and discrepancy comparisons were developed to enhance the scale’s utility
  • Items modified to minimize cultural bias across multiple regions of origin
  • Credit earned answers in Spanish or English
  • Technically sound with high psychometric standards
  • Reliability and validity comparable to WISC-IV

 

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  • Kits

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  • WISC-IV Spanish Basic Kit
    0158978846
    $1,087.00
     
    Includes the Manual, Stimulus Books (3), 25 each of Response Booklets #1 and #2, 25 Record Forms, Wechsler® Block Set, 2 Scoring Keys and 1 Cancellation Template.(Note: Manual is in English for bilingual examiners; only the instructions to students are in Spanish.)
  • WISC-IV Spanish Soft Case
    0158978870
    $1,167.00
     
    Includes Manual, Stimulus Books (3), 25 each of Response Booklets #1 and #2, 25 Record Forms, Wechsler® Block Set, 2 Scoring Keys and 1 Cancellation Template.(Note: Manual is in English for bilingual examiners; only the instructions to students are in Spanish.)
  • WISC-IV Spanish Hard Case
    0158978889
    $1,157.00
     
    Includes the Manual, Stimulus Books (3), 25 each of Response Booklets #1 and #2, 25 Record Forms, Wechsler® Block Set, 2 Scoring Keys and 1 Cancellation Template.(Note: Manual is in English for bilingual examiners; only the instructions to students are in Spanish.)
  • Manuals

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  • WISC-IV Spanish Examiners Manual
    0158978951
    $214.00
     
  • Administration Materials

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  • WISC-IV Spanish - Record Forms
    0158978897
    $123.00
     
    Pkg of 25
  • WISC-IV Spanish Response Booklet #1 - Coding and Symbol Search
    0158978919
    $79.00
     
    Pkg of 25
  • WISC-IV Spanish Response Booklet #2 - Cancellation
    0158978935
    $48.00
     
    Pkg of 25
  • Additional Materials

    Price

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  • WISC-IV Spanish Training Video
    0158978781
    $77.00
     
  • WISC-IV Spanish Simulus Book 1
    015897896X
    $269.00
     
  • WISC-IV Spanish Stimulus Book 2
    0158978978
    $269.00
     
  • WISC-IV Spanish Stimulus Book 3
    0158978986
    $269.00
     
  • WISC-IV Spanish Cancellation Scoring Key
    0158970128
    $31.75
     
  • WISC-IV Spanish Coding Scoring Key
    0158970101
    $31.00
     
  • WISC-IV Spanish Symbol Search Scoring Key
    015897011X
    $31.25
     
 
 
Software-based Scoring and Reporting
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  • Kits

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  • WISC-IV Spanish Kit with Rolling Case and WISC-IV Spanish Scoring Assistant
    015897901X
    $1,308.00
     
  • Manuals

    Price

    Qty

     
  • WISC-IV Spanish Examiners Manual
    0158978951
    $214.00
     
  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • WISC-IV Spanish - Record Forms
    0158978897
    $123.00
     
    Pkg of 25
  • WISC-IV Spanish Response Booklet #1 - Coding and Symbol Search
    0158978919
    $79.00
     
    Pkg of 25
  • WISC-IV Spanish Response Booklet #2 - Cancellation
    0158978935
    $48.00
     
    Pkg of 25
  • Scoring Software

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    Qty

     
  • WISC-IV Spanish Scoring Assistant
    0158978994
    $305.00
     
  • Additional Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • WISC-IV Spanish Training Video
    0158978781
    $77.00
     
  • WISC-IV Spanish Simulus Book 1
    015897896X
    $269.00
     
  • WISC-IV Spanish Stimulus Book 2
    0158978978
    $269.00
     
  • WISC-IV Spanish Stimulus Book 3
    0158978986
    $269.00
     
  • WISC-IV Spanish Cancellation Scoring Key
    0158970128
    $31.75
     
  • WISC-IV Spanish Coding Scoring Key
    0158970101
    $31.00
     
  • WISC-IV Spanish Symbol Search Scoring Key
    015897011X
    $31.25
     
 
 
 
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