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Slosson educational tests and assessments for teachers, educators and other professionals, in schools, hospitals, and corrections.  Used to test students in regular and special education, remedial reading and math, intelligence, visual motor, speech language for school screening and forms for teachers to evaluation students' mental abilities.


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Main Category : W / (WTA-2) The WORD Test-2, Adolescent
(WTA-2-1) Word Test-Adolescent Complete
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The Word Test 2 Adolescent helps you identify the semantic weaknesses that hinder academic, social, and vocational success. Test results show you why your students struggle with words and meanings of language, fail to adequately interpret new content, and use nondescriptive language.



Test Description
The Word Test 2 Adolescent measures a student's facility with language and word meaning using common and unique contexts. The test surveys six semantic and vocabulary skill areas reflective of curriculum vocabulary and everyday language usage. Each of the six subtests is comprised of 15 items.



Subtests

Associations—choose one semantically-unrelated word from among four and explain the choice in relation to the common category of the other three words
Synonyms—give a one-word synonym for each stimulus word
Semantic Absurdities—identify and repair an absurd statement
Antonyms—give a one-word opposite for each stimulus word
Definitions—define words
Flexible Word Use—give multiple meanings for words

Examiner Qualifications
The test should only be administered by a trained professional familiar with language disorders (e.g., speech-language pathologist, psychologist, teacher of the learning disabled, special education consultant).

Test Procedures
Each subtest begins with a demonstration item
All test items are presented verbally in a conversational style to the students
Each task is presented in its entirety to every student

Testing Time
30 minutes

Scoring/Types of Scores

A score of 1 is given for a correct word choice and a correct reason
A score of 0 is given for a correct word choice followed by an incorrect reason
A score of 0 is given for an incorrect word choice
Allowable prompts and acceptable responses are listed on the test form
Raw scores for each subtest and the total test can be converted to:
Age Equivalents
Percentile Ranks
Standard Scores

Discussion of Performance
The Discussion of Performance section in the Examiner's Manual guides the examiner to make appropriate and educationally-relevant recommendations for remediation based on a clear understanding of each subtest. Subskills for each task area are delineated and instructional suggestions are offered.



Standardization and Statistics
The Word Test 2 Adolescent was standardized on 1,692 subjects. Demographics reflect the national school population from the 2000 National Census for race, gender, age, and educational placement.

Reliability—established by the use of test-retest and internal consistency methods. Reliability coefficient for the total test was highly satisfactory at .89. SEM for the total test was strong at 5.50. Internal consistency (KR20 reliability coefficients) was highly satisfactory for all tasks and the total test.
Validity—established by the use of content validity and internal consistency analyses. Contrasted groups analysis shows the test clearly discriminates subjects with typical language development from subjects with language disorders for every task and the total test at all age levels. Task intercorrelations and average correlations between the tasks and the total test ranged from .89 to .93 across all age levels.
Race/Socioeconomic Group Difference Analyses—conducted at the item and subtest levels. Differences at the item level were analyzed utilizing z-tests for racial differences. Differences at the subtest level were analyzed utilizing Chi Square Analysis and Analysis of Variance F-tests. There were no consistent differences in racial performance.

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