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The Bracken Basic Concept Scale is an individually administered measure of a child’s language skills, cognitive development, and school readiness. The Bracken is used to assess a child's knowledge of key foundational concepts necessary to build on early academics.
The following professionals are invited to participate in data collection:
Data Collection: Spring 2018 through summer 2020
Administration Time: 30 minutes
Test Type: Digital (Q-interactive on iPads)
Training included: No
For specific information about current sample needs or project pay, please contact the Field Research Team at ClinSamp@Pearson.com or 1-800-233-5686.
The Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals Preschool, third edition (CELF Preschool-3) is used primarily by speech-language pathologists to evaluate general language ability and to diagnose language disorder in children ages 2:6 to 6:11. Various phases of data collection will take place from mid-year 2018 through summer 2019.
Data Collection: Mid-year 2018 through summer 2019
Administration Time: 30-90 minutes
Test Type: Paper components
The Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System uses a fun, interactive, game-like format to evaluate higher level cognitive functions in both children and adults. The DKEFS 2 will be undergoing a series of testing phases through 2020.
Data Collection: January 2018 through 2021
Administration Time: 30–90 minutes
Test Type: Paper and digital (Q-interactive on iPads)
Training included: Yes
The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale is the most widely used measure of cognitive ability in adolescents and adults ages 16 years and older. The WAIS consists of 10 core subtests that can be used to produce a full-scale IQ Score that comprises four domains: Verbal Comprehension Index, Perceptual Reasoning Index, Working Memory Index, and Processing Speed Index. The WAIS 5 will be updated to reflect more relevant US based norms.
Data Collection: Spring 2016 through spring 2020
Administration Time: 120 minutes
The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test is used to identify the academic strengths and weaknesses of a student, inform decisions regarding eligibility for educational services, educational placement, or diagnosis of a specific learning disability, and to assist in planning interventions. The WIAT is suitable for examinees ages 4 years through 50 years. Various phases of data collection begin in early 2018 through mid-year 2020.
Data Collection: Early 2018 through fall 2019
Administration Time: 75-180 minutes
Test Type: Digital with some paper components
The Wechsler Memory Scale is used by neuropsychologists to evaluate the memory capabilities of older adolescents and adults. While it is primarily used with older adults, the WMS is suitable for ages 16 years and older. WMS is often used in conjunction with the WAIS to provide a comprehensive measure of executive functioning and is often used to help assess dementia and brain dysfunction in aging adults. The WMS 5 will be updated to reflect more relevant US based norms.
Administration Time: 90 minutes
The Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning is a memory assessment that allows the evaluator to determine an individual's working memory capacity. It evaluates both short- and long-term memory as well as cognition, and the ability to learn new material. Various phases of data collection will take place mid-year 2018 through early 2020.
Data Collection: Mid-year 2018 through early 2020
Administration Time: 80-120 minutes
To speak with a Field Research Coordinator call 800-233-5686 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or email us