Are you looking for an easier way to explain the Woodcock-Johnson scores to your student’s parents?
Well, I was! That’s when I had a brilliant idea and decided to graph the scores. I’m not sure why I never graphed them before. It would have made my life so much easier when it’s time to explain the Woodcock-Johnson scores.
This was sorely needed because so many times, at the IEP meeting, parents are “talked at” and overloaded with so much information. I can’t speak for the parents and say that they don’t understand, but the blank look sometimes says it all. I like this graph because the parents can see and hear the information.
I got the idea while planning lessons for my students who need simultaneous auditory & visual input. By graphing the scores, parents are able to see and hear the information for themselves, at a glance. Not only that, the graph saves about 10 minutes of explanation.
Here’s a mock up of READING scores from the WJIV. I also graphed WRITING & MATH scores. The first & last score (90-110) are just an illustration to show the AVERAGE range.
You can use any color you’d like. These are the colors I used:
|Standard Score Range||WJ-IV
|131 and above||Very Superior|
|121 to 130||Superior|
|111 to 120||High Average (Black)|
|90 to 110||Average (Purple)|
|80 to 89||Low Average (Green)|
|70 to 79||Low (Borderline) (Blue)|
|69 and below||Very Low (Red) (Significantly Below Average)|
***I didn’t choose any colors for Superior & Very Superior because I have not yet had students score at this level.***
There are many sites where you can create graphs. Here’s the site I used: https://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/classic/
Let me know if this will work for you! Bye for now!