Wide Range Intelligence Test
Overview: Assess verbal and nonverbal cognitive abilities
Age Range: 4 to 85 years
Completion Time: 20–30 minutes
Scoring Options: Manual scoring
Publication Date: 1999
The WRIT provides a general measure of intelligence (IQ) with user-friendly materials that make administration simple. The WRIT is a highly-reliable cognitive ability test that can be used with individuals ages 4 to 85. The WRIT provides a brief estimate of cognitive ability for psychological or vocational rehabilitation evaluations. It also helps to identify learning disabilities, mental retardation, giftedness, neuropsychological impairments, and other exceptionalities. Within the 30 minute administration time, the WRIT assesses both verbal and nonverbal abilities, yielding a Verbal IQ and a Visual IQ. It then generates a combined General IQ.
Features and benefits of the WRIT
- Fast and reliable. While the WRIT's administration time averages less than 30 minutes, it is just as reliable as many lengthier assessments.
- Covers an extended age range. The same materials are required to assess a 4 year old or an 85 year old.
- Documents ability levels. Assesses cognitive abilities for psychological or vocational rehabilitation evaluations.
- Helps to identify exceptionalities. The WRIT can help identify learning disabilities, mental retardation, giftedness, and neuropsychological impairments.
- Easy to learn to administer. Psychologists trained in individual testing will find that the format of the WRIT is related to the hierarchial model of ability they are already familiar with.
- Colorful, attractive, and engaging. Individuals of all ages will be engaged by the WRIT's aesthetic appeal.
Four subtests address specific abilities:
- Verbal scale (crystallized): Vocabulary and Verbal Analogies subtests
- Visual scale (fluid): Matrices and Diamonds subtests
WRIT psychometric information
Standardized on 2,285 individuals, the WRIT produces IQs that are highly consistent with those from much lengthier traditional cognitive measures, including the WISC®-III (.90) and the WAIS®-III (.91). The WRIT was co-normed with the WRAT, allowing for sound and efficient determination of an intelligence/achievement discrepancy.
Note: Stopwatch required for administration.