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Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children®-Fifth Edition
(WISC®-V)

 

Overview: Measure a child's intellectual ability. Discover the Power of V: WISCV.com

Age Range: Children aged 6:0–16:11

Administration: Paper-and-pencil or digital

Completion Time: Core subtests: ~60 minutes

Scores/Interpretation: FSIQ, Primary Index Scores and Ancillary Index Scores

Scoring Options: Q-interactive® Web-based Administration and Scoring, Q-global™ Scoring & Reporting or Manual Scoring

 
 
 

Product Details

COMING SOON!

Introducing the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children®–Fifth Edition, the latest version of the most proven trusted cognitive ability measure ever. Available in both a paper-and-pencil format and a digital format on Q-interactive®, the WISC–V delivers more flexibility and more content. It has been redesigned to give you a truly comprehensive picture of a child's abilities and it includes notable improvements to make identifying the issues—and finding the solutions—faster and easier, without sacrificing the Wechsler gold standard of excellence.

 

Content & Administration

The WISC–V gives you flexibility and interpretive power, along with access to more subtests, so you get a broader view of a child's cognitive abilities. New subtests are targeted to common referral questions for children such as the presence of a specific learning disability; and special clinical situations such as evaluations of children who are English language learners. An expanded factor structure provides new and separate visual spatial and fluid reasoning composites for all ages.

New Primary Subtests

Three new primary subtests extend the content coverage of the WISC-V and increase its practical application.

  • Visual Puzzles is a new Visual Spatial subtest that measures the ability to analyze and synthesize information
  • Figure Weights is a new Fluid Reasoning subtest that measures quantitative reasoning and induction
  • Picture Span is a new Working Memory subtest that measures visual working memory

New Complementary Subtests

Five new complementary subtest have been added to assess cognitive processes important to academic achievement in reading, math and writing, and have shown sensitivity to specific learning disabilities and other clinical conditions. These subtests include a measure of naming facility (Naming Speed and Naming Quantity) and visual-verbal associative memory (Immediate, Delayed and Recognition Symbol Translation).

Expanded and Updated Factor Structure

The test structure includes new and separate visual spatial and fluid reasoning composites for greater interpretive clarity and a variety of levels of composites for interpretive options.

Primary Index Scales include:

  • Verbal Comprehension Index (VCI)
  • Visual Spatial Index (VSI)
  • Working Memory Index (WMI)
  • Fluid Reasoning Index (FRI)
  • Processing Speed Index (PSI)

Ancillary Index Scales include:

  • Quantitative Reasoning Index (QRI)
  • Auditory Working Memory Index (AWMI)
  • Nonverbal Index (NVI)
  • General Ability Index (CAI)
  • Cognitive Proficiency Index (CPI)

Complementary Index Scales include:

  • Naming Speed Index (NSI)
  • Symbol Translation Index (STI)
  • Storage and Retrieval Index (SRI)

WISC-V Framework

Features & Benefits

More efficient and user-friendly

The WISC–V increases construct coverage without increasing testing time. So, you get a more efficient, developmentally appropriate measure– and still have time to assess other domains of interest.

  • Efficiently produce all primary index scores
  • Significantly reduced testing time to obtain the FSIQ
  • Simplified instructions with reduced vocabulary level, shorter discontinue rules, and refined scoring criteria
  • Five primary index scores, the FSIQ as well as three of the five ancillary index scores can be obtained through the ten primary subtests

More interpretive power

  • WISC–V provides statistical links to two measures of academic achievement, the KTEA-3 and the WIAT–III, to support more flexible evaluation of specific learning disabilities and two major approaches to specific learning disability identification: pattern of strengths and weaknesses analyses and ability-achievement discrepancy analyses
  • Expanded score analysis approach highlights index- and subtest-level strength and weaknesses analyses
  • Separate visual spatial and fluid reasoning composite scores results in greater interpretive clarity
  • Selection of process scores has been greatly expanded to enhance the depth of interpretation and understanding of performance

Updated psychometric properties

  • Updated normative sample standardized on 2,200 children aged 6:0–16:11
  • Normative sample stratified to match current U.S. census data based on sex, race/ethnicity, parent education level, and geographic region for each age group
  • Strong subtest floors and ceilings facilitate accurate measurement at the extremes of cognitive ability
  • Comparable or improved reliability for subtest and composite scores

Updated studies

  • Updated special group studies
  • Updated validity studies with other measures including WISC–IV, WPPSI–IV, WAIS–IV, WIAT–III, KTEA-3, Vineland-II, and BASC-2
  • Expanded validity evidence for the Q-interactive version, including construct validity studies and equivalence of Q-interactive and paper/pencil formats, and special group studies to examine patterns of performance of children from frequently-tested populations

Users & Applications

School psychologists, clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists working in schools, clinics, hospitals, universities and forensics can use the WISC–V for diverse applications such as:

  • identifying intellectual disabilities,
  • identifying and diagnosing learning disabilities/disorders,
  • evaluating of cognitive processing strengths and weaknesses,
  • assessing for giftedness, and
  • assessing the impact of brain injuries

Scoring

Scoring and Reporting

WISC-V scoring options include: Q-global, real-time automated scoring on Q-interactive, or manual scoring

Q-global

In addition to manual scoring, WISC–V is available on Q-global™, Pearson's web-based scoring and reporting system.

Q-global offers:

  • 24/7 secure, web-based access
  • Portability: Q-global can be used on mobile devices such as a laptop or tablet
  • On-demand, reliable scoring and comprehensive reporting solutions

Two options for scoring and reporting the WISC-V are available on Q-global.

The first option is to pay-per-report. Customers who administer the WISC-V only a few times each year, or those who want the flexibility to pay only as the assessment is used, may prefer this option.

The second option is to select an "unlimited use" subscription, where one user of the WISC-V gets unlimited scoring and reporting for one, three, or five years depending on the selected term of the subscription. This may be a better option for customers who administer the WISC-V several times each year—and don't want to worry about keeping track of their report expenses.

WISC-V Reports available on Q-global:

Score Reports

  • Automatically converts total raw scores to subtest scaled scores
  • Automatically converts sums of scaled scores to composites scores, including the FSIQ and numerous index scores
  • Performs score comparisons at the index and subtest levels
  • Generates score reports with tables and graphs
  • Ability Achievement Discrepancy and PSW analyses available at no extra charge through the selected achievement report (WIAT-III or KTEA-3)

Sample Score Report

Interpretive Reports– Coming 2015

Q-interactive

For Q-interactive users, WISC-V scoring and reporting includes real-time scoring and immediate access to results and the same report types available on Q-global.

Resources

Materials

WISC-V Brochure

Manual Supplement

WISC-V Technical and Interpretive Manual Supplement
View this supplement for the results of the WISC-V clinical validity studies with other measures and additional tables

Technical Reports

WISC-V Digital Equivalence

WISC-V Technical Report #1: Digital Clinical Validity Studies (ID and GT) - Coming Soon

Training

  • FREE Online Introductory Training is available exclusively to WISC-V users (WISC-V paper-and-pencil format or WISC-V digital format on Q-interactive)!

    Orientation Training Series

    These brief, pre-recorded sessions have been developed to familiarize you with the WISC-V. All you need is access to the Internet and the sound enabled on your computer. Please keep in mind that the session may take a few minutes to load.

    WISC-V Overview

    WISC-V Digital Overview

     

Upcoming Webinars

  • Are you Ready? Using the new WISC-V

    Presenter: Amy Dilworth Gabel, PhD Training and Client Consultation Director, Pearson Clinical Assessment

    This session is designed will provide essential information to practitioners as they familiarize themselves with the Wechsler intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V). The focus of the session will be to take a deeper dive into how the revisions to the Scale better inform clinicians, parents, and educators about how a student’s cognitive needs and strengths impact learning and other daily activities. Content is intended for those practitioners who routinely assess students between the ages of 6 and 16 for the provision of special services, and have attended one of the live or recorded introductory sessions. During the presentation, participants will gain practical information to help them in using the WISC-V as part of a comprehensive evaluation. Particular emphasis will be placed on the new components of the WISC-V, such as new subtests, index, and ancillary scores.

    Digital or Paper- You Now Have a Choice!

    This session is applicable whether you choose to use WISC-V in traditional paper and pencil format or on Q-interactive. If you are looking for a more detailed description of Q-interactive and WISC-V, we encourage you to attend a recorded session regarding the WISC-V on Q-interactive, or a Q-interactive Overview webinar.

    Date: Oct 20, 2014  Time: 12:00 PM EDT  Register Now

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  • Unleashing the Power of the WISC-V

    Presenter: Amy Dilworth Gabel, PhD Training and Client Consultation Director, Pearson Clinical Assessment

    This session provides essential information to practitioners wishing to learn more about the use and interpretation of the Wechsler intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V). This session will take a deeper dive into how to use the WISC-V results to inform clinicians, parents, and educators about how a student’s cognitive needs and strengths impact learning and other daily activities. Content is intended for those practitioners who routinely assess students between the ages of 6 and 16 for the provision of special services, and have administered the WISC-V. During the presentation, participants will gain practical information to help them in using the WISC-V as part of a comprehensive evaluation. Particular emphasis will be placed on the new components of the WISC-V, such as new subtests, index, and ancillary scores.

    Digital or Paper- You Now Have a Choice!

    This session is applicable whether you choose to use WISC-V in traditional paper and pencil format or on Q-interactive. If you are looking for a more detailed description of Q-interactive and WISC-V, we encourage you to attend a recorded session regarding the WISC-V on Q-interactive, or a Q-interactive Overview webinar.

    Date: Nov 19, 2014  Time: 03:30 PM EST  Register Now
    Date: Dec 16, 2014  Time: 12:00 PM EST  Register Now

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Past Webinars

  • Preparing for WISC-V: Essential Information

    Presenter: Amy Dilworth Gabel, PhD

    This session is designed to go somewhat beyond the overviews of the Wechsler intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V) that have been previously presented. The focus of this session will be to take a deeper dive into how the revisions to the Scale better inform clinicians, parents, and educators about how a student’s cognitive needs and strengths impact learning and other daily activities. Content is intended for those practitioners who routinely assess students between the ages of 6 and 16 for the provision of special services, and have attended one of the live or recorded introductory sessions. During the presentation, participants gain information to help them in using the WISC-V to understand student needs. Particular emphasis will be placed on the new components of the WISC-V, such as new subtests, index, and ancillary scores.

    Digital or Paper- You Now Have a Choice!
    This session is applicable whether you choose to use WISC-V in traditional paper and pencil format or on Q-interactive. If you are looking for a more detailed description of Q-interactive and WISC-V, we encourage you to attend a recorded session regarding the WISC-V on Q-interactive, or a Q-interactive Overview webinar

    Date: Sep 16, 2014

    pdf PDF: Preparing for WISC-V: Essential Information

    swf Video: Preparing for WISC-V: Essential Information

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  • Preparing for WISC-V: Essential Information

    Presenter: Amy Dilworth Gabel, PhD

    This session is designed to go somewhat beyond the overviews of the Wechsler intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V) that have been previously presented. The focus of this session will be to take a deeper dive into how the revisions to the Scale better inform clinicians, parents, and educators about how a student’s cognitive needs and strengths impact learning and other daily activities. Content is intended for those practitioners who routinely assess students between the ages of 6 and 16 for the provision of special services, and have attended one of the live or recorded introductory sessions. During the presentation, participants gain information to help them in using the WISC-V to understand student needs. Particular emphasis will be placed on the new components of the WISC-V, such as new subtests, index, and ancillary scores.

    Digital or Paper- You Now Have a Choice!
    This session is applicable whether you choose to use WISC-V in traditional paper and pencil format or on Q-interactive. If you are looking for a more detailed description of Q-interactive and WISC-V, we encourage you to attend a recorded session regarding the WISC-V on Q-interactive, or a Q-interactive Overview webinar

    Date: Aug 21, 2014

    pdf PDF: Preparing for WISC-V: Essential Information

    swf Video: Preparing for WISC-V: Essential Information

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Pricing & Ordering


Special pre-publication kit pricing is now available!

Place your order before October 18, 2014 to receive this special discount on WISC-V kits. You will not be billed until materials ship in 2014.

Q-global Unlimited-use Scoring Subscriptions now available!

Two pricing options are now available for WISC-V scoring and reporting on Q-global. In addition to the current per-report price of $2.00, there is now an unlimited-use scoring and reporting subscription available at the following prices:

  • 1-year subscription - $35
  • 3-year subscription - $99
  • 5-year subscription - $149

Important note: Each subscription is per user for the WISC-V only and will begin on the date of order processing unless otherwise requested.

For information about Q-interactive pricing, please visit HelloQ.com/home or get a personalized quote.

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Order Components

 
Q-global® Web-based Scoring and Reporting
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  • Kits

    Price

    Qty

     
  • WISC-V Complete Kit
    0158978447
    $1,031.00
     
    Includes: Administration and Scoring Manual, Technical and Interpretive Manual, Stimulus Books 1-3, 25 Record Forms, 25 Response Booklets #1, 25 Response Booklets #2, Symbol Search Scoring Key, Coding Scoring Key, Cancellation Scoring Template, and Wechsler Standard Block Design Set
  • WISC-V Complete Kit - Hard Case
    0158978463
    $1,094.00
     
  • Reports (Usages)

    Price

    Qty

     
  • WISC-V Scoring with Score Report 1-Year Subscription
    QG1WC5
    $35.00
     
  • WISC-V Scoring with Score Report 3-Year Subscription
    QG3WC5
    $99.00
     
  • WISC-V Scoring with Score Report 5-Year Subscription
    QG5WC5
    $149.00
     
  • WISC-V Q-global Score Report
    0150014651
    $2.00
     
    Price per report
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 49 $2.00
    50 - 99 $1.90
    100 - 249 $1.80
    250 - 499 $1.70
    500 - 999 $1.60
    1000 - 2499 $1.50
    2500+ $1.35
 
 
Manual Scoring
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  • Kits

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  • WISC-V Complete Kit
    0158978447
    $1,031.00
     
    Includes: Administration and Scoring Manual, Technical and Interpretive Manual, Stimulus Books 1-3, 25 Record Forms, 25 Response Booklets #1, 25 Response Booklets #2, Symbol Search Scoring Key, Coding Scoring Key, Cancellation Scoring Template, and Wechsler Standard Block Design Set
  • WISC-V Complete Kit - Hard Case
    0158978463
    $1,094.00
     
  • Manuals

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  • WISC-V Technical and Interpretive Manual
    015897848X
    $215.00
     
  • WISC-V Administration and Scoring Manual with Supplement
    0158978595X
    $215.00
     
  • Administration Materials

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  • WISC-V Record Forms
    0158978498
    $125.00
     
    Pkg of 25
  • WISC-V Response Booklet 1
    0158978501
    $81.00
     
    Pkg of 25
  • WISC-V Response Booklet 2
    015897851X
    $51.00
     
    Pkg of 25
  • Additional Materials

    Price

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  • WISC-V Stimulus Book 1
    0158978528
    $140.00
     
  • WISC-V Stimulus Book 2
    0158978536
    $140.00
     
  • WISC-V Stimulus Book 3
    0158978544
    $140.00
     
 
 
 
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