On Jan 1, 2020
Assessment Service Bulletin #11
The WJ IV™ Core-Selective Evaluation Process Applied to Identification of a Specific Learning Disability
The Core-Selective Evaluation Process (C-SEP; Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D. & Edward K. Schultz, Ph.D.) is a pattern of strengths and weaknesses model for identifying a specific learning disability using the core tests of the Woodcock-Johnson IV (WJ IV™; Schrank, McGrew, & Mather, 2014a) as the foundation of an evaluation, with additional selective testing conducted as needed.
The purposes of this Assessment Service Bulletin (ASB) are to
- present a brief overview of the C-SEP framework and illustrate how the WJ IV fits within that framework
- provide guidance around the flexibility of the C-SEP model
- present case studies that illustrate the application approach with the Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities (WJ IV COG), Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Oral Language (WJ IV OL), and Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement (WJ IV ACH) for an elementary school student, a middle school student, and a college student
Each case study will demonstrate how the WJ IV core tests provide sufficient norm-referenced foundational data and, in some situations, provide the necessary data for a comprehensive evaluation.