Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale | Fifth Edition

WAIS-5
The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale®, Fifth Edition (WAIS®-5) is the most advanced psychometric measure of adult cognitive ability, based on recent research in the area of cognitive neuroscience and the theories and work of David Wechsler, PhD. It is an individually administered clinical instrument for assessing cognitive ability. 
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  • WAIS-5 Complete Kit (Print) and Q-global Scoring Subscription 1 Year (Digital)
    A103000372558 Qualification Level C

    Includes Administration and Scoring Manual (Print), Technical and Interpretive Manual (Print), 3 Stimulus Books (Print), Record Forms Qty 25 (Print), Response Booklets Qty 25 (Print), Symbol Search Scoring Key (Print), Coding Scoring Template (Print), Running Digit Span Scoring Template (Print), Spatial Addition Response Grid (Print), Spatial Addition Set, 9 Block Kohs blocks, one #2 pencil, and a luggage tag, all in a box. Also includes 1 year unlimited scoring per user within an account

    $1,484.10

    Estimated release:September 2024
  • WAIS-5 Complete Kit with Softcase (Print) and Q-global Scoring Subscription 1 Year (Digital)
    A103000373098 Qualification Level C

    Includes Administration and Scoring Manual (Print), Technical and Interpretive Manual (Print), 3 Stimulus Books (Print), Record Forms Qty 25 (Print), Response Booklets Qty 25 (Print), Symbol Search Scoring Key (Print), Coding Scoring Template (Print), Running Digit Span Scoring Template (Print), Spatial Addition Response Grid (Print), Spatial Addition Set, 9 Block Kohs blocks, one #2 pencil, and a luggage tag, all in a box and a soft-sided carrying bag. Also includes 1 year unlimited scoring per user within an account

    $1,565.10

    Estimated release:September 2024
  • WAIS-5 Complete Kit with Softcase (Print)
    A103000372859 Qualification Level C

    Includes Administration and Scoring Manual (Print), Technical and Interpretive Manual (Print), 3 Stimulus Books (Print), Record Forms Qty 25 (Print), Response Booklets Qty 25 (Print), Symbol Search Scoring Key (Print), Coding Scoring Template (Print), Running Digit Span Scoring Template (Print), Spatial Addition Response Grid (Print), Spatial Addition Set, 9 Block Kohs blocks, one #2 pencil, and a luggage tag, all in a box and a soft-sided carrying bag.

    $1,565.10

    Estimated release:September 2024
  • WAIS-5 Complete Kit (Print)
    A103000372264 Qualification Level C

    Includes Administration and Scoring Manual (Print), Technical and Interpretive Manual (Print), 3 Stimulus Books (Print), Record Forms Qty 25 (Print), Response Booklets Qty 25 (Print), Symbol Search Scoring Key (Print), Coding Scoring Template (Print), Running Digit Span Scoring Template (Print), Spatial Addition Response Grid (Print), Spatial Addition Set, 9 Block Kohs blocks, one #2 pencil, and a luggage tag, all in a box.

    $1,484.10

    Estimated release:September 2024
  • WAIS-5 Q-global Scoring Subscription 1 Year (Digital)
    A103000371620 Qualification Level C

    Includes unlimited scoring per user within an account

    $50.00

    Estimated release:September 2024
  • WAIS-5 Q-global Scoring Subscription 3 Year (Digital)
    A103000371621 Qualification Level C

    Includes unlimited scoring per user within an account

    $140.00

    Estimated release:September 2024
  • Spatial Addition Chips
    A103000331546 Qualification Level A

    8 red, 8 white, and 8 blue

    $96.00

  • WAIS-5 Stimulus Book 1 (Print)
    A103000369672 Qualification Level C

    Includes Block Design, Matrix Reasoning, Vocabulary, Figure Weights and Visual Puzzles

    $359.00

  • WAIS-5 Stimulus Book 2 (Print)
    A103000369673 Qualification Level C

    Includes Arithmetic, Symbol Span, Naming Speed Quantity, Set Relations

    $359.00

  • WAIS-5 Stimulus Book 3 (Print)
    A103000369674 Qualification Level C

    Includes Spatial Addition

    $259.00

  • WAIS-5 Record Forms Qty 25 (Print)
    A103000369658 Qualification Level C

    $172.00

  • WAIS-5 Response Booklets Qty 25 (Print)
    A103000369659 Qualification Level C

    $114.00

  • WAIS-5 Coding Scoring Template
    A103000369660 Qualification Level C

    $29.00

  • WAIS-5 Symbol Search Scoring Key
    A103000369661 Qualification Level C

    $39.00

  • WAIS-5 Running Digit Span Scoring Template (Print)
    A103000369662 Qualification Level C

    $29.00

  • WAIS-5 Administration and Scoring Manual (Print)
    A103000369663 Qualification Level C

    $303.00

  • WAIS-5 Q-global Administration and Scoring Manual (Digital)
    A103000369653 Qualification Level C

    Once ordered, the digital asset is accessible by logging into Q-global and visiting the Q-global Resource Library. It is a view-only digital file.

    $303.00

  • WAIS-5 Technical and Interpretive Manual (Print)
    A103000369664 Qualification Level C

    $303.00

  • WAIS-5 Q-Global Technical and Interpretive Manual (Digital)
    A103000369654 Qualification Level C

    Once ordered, the digital asset is accessible by logging into Q-global and visiting the Q-global Resource Library. It is a view-only digital file.

    $303.00

  • WAIS-5 Q-global Score Report Qty 1 (Digital)
    A103000369675 Qualification Level C

    $2.75

  • Wechsler Red/White Kohs Block Set-9
    A103000369669 Qualification Level C

    Includes a standard set of 9 blocks in a storage box

    $54.50

  • Spatial Addition Response Grid (Print)
    A103000369666 Qualification Level C

    $23.00

Overview

Publication date:
2024
Age range:
16:0–90:11
Qualification level:
C
Completion time:
45 minutes for the 7-subtest FSIQ; 60 minutes for the 10 primary index subtests
Administration:
Paper or Q-interactive®
Scoring options:
Paper or Q-global®

Product Details

Overview

The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale®, Fifth Edition (WAIS®-5), the most comprehensive and reliable assessment of cognitive ability now features reduced administration time, updated norms, improved clinical utility, and improved user experience. The WAIS-5 is widely used in clinical, educational, correctional, and pharmaceutical research and in government settings.

As an added benefit, WAIS-5 has been co-normed with WMS®-5 to increase the precision of IQ and memory comparisons.

Features and benefits

  • New later start points for those suspected of intellectual giftedness
    • Decreased testing time
  • New index scores for examinees with expressive or motor problems
    • Improved interpretive clarity
    • Measure of ability not confounded by expressive language or motor problems
  • Separate visual spatial and fluid reasoning indexes
    • Purer measure of both constructs
    • Improved interpretive clarity
  • Comprehensive measurement of working memory
    • Auditory, visual, spatial, capacity, and focus of attention
    • Task that mimics real-world rate of speech
  • New quantitative reasoning index
    • Strong indicator of general intelligence and predictor of academic and career success
  • New crystallized and fluid expanded index scores
    • Broader measures of the two cornerstones of intelligence
  • New subtests
    • Running Digits
    • Set Relations
    • Naming Speed Quantity
    • Spatial Addition
    • Symbol Span

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The WAIS-5 will be published fall 2024. Sign up for further updates by filling out the “Stay in the know” form.

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FAQs

Test framework, revision goals, and general practice issues

Is the WAIS®-5 quicker to administer than the WAIS®–IV?

Yes. Substantial efforts were made during development to achieve the shortest testing time possible while offering greater construct coverage and flexibility. As a result, administration time is shorter than that of the WAIS–IV. On the WAIS-5, administration time for the 7 FSIQ subtests is approximately 45 minutes and approximately 60 minutes for the 10 primary subtests. The FSIQ can be obtained about 15–30 minutes faster than on the WAIS–IV.

What are the recommendations for using the WISC®–V or the WAIS-5 when evaluating examinees aged 16?

Because the age ranges of the WAIS-5 and the WISC–V overlap for examinees aged 16, examiners can choose the more appropriate measure for an individual within this age range.

For examinees suspected of below average cognitive ability or examinees with clinical diagnoses, the WISC–V should be administered due to its lower floor at this age range. However, for examinees of above average ability, the WAIS-5 should be considered due to its slightly higher ceiling on some subtests. The choice between the WAIS-5 or the WISC–V with an examinee of average ability requires clinical judgment from the practitioner. Examinees who are primarily Spanish speaking with limited English proficiency should be given the WISC®–V Spanish (Wechsler, 2016) to reduce the confounding effects of language on the composite scores. When evaluating an examinee with motor impairment, the WAIS-5 Nonmotor Index provides an estimate of cognitive ability based on subtests with no motor production requirements.

How long do professionals have to transition from using the WAIS–IV to the WAIS-5?

Publications such as the current American Psychological Association (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, and Assessment of Children: Cognitive Foundations provide guidance about the use of obsolete tests. Most practitioners make the move to the new edition within 8–12 months of the release. When making the decision, consider your own practice situation and the importance of the evaluations you conduct. For example, in cases where the older edition is used, and an independent educational evaluation is requested, a school system may be at a greater risk of having results called into question. The Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing states that if an older version of a test is used when a newer version is published or made available, test users are responsible for providing evidence that the older version is as appropriate as the new version for that particular use.

Kit materials

How many stimulus books are in the WAIS-5?

The WAIS-5 has three stimulus books.

How many response booklets are in the WAIS-5?

The WAIS-5 has only one response booklet. You will need one record form and one response booklet for each paper administration.

Will digital assets be available on Q-global®?

Yes, both the Administration and Scoring Manual and the Technical and Interpretive Manual will be available in the Q-global Resource Library for purchase, as well as the Response Booklet (for demonstration purposes) and all three Stimulus Books.

Q-global and Q-interactive scoring and reporting

What is Q-global?

Q-global is a web-based scoring and reporting platform that offers accessibility from any device connected to the Internet. It allows for quick and automatic organization of examinee information and the ability to generate scores and produce accurate and detailed results. Reports are available in a .pdf or .doc format.

When you purchase Q-global scoring, can you access it from any computer connected to the Internet or only one computer in the office?

Because Q-global is web-based, you may access it from any device that is connected to the Internet.

What is Q-interactive®?

Q-interactive is a 1:1 iPad®-based testing system that helps administer, score, and report on our commonly used clinical assessments. You use the first iPad to access the test administration instructions, score and record responses, and control visual stimuli. The examinee uses the other iPad to view and respond to stimuli. Q-interactive testing does not require a Wi-Fi connection during administration.

To use Q-interactive®, do I need to purchase iPad devices?

Administering the WAIS-5 on Q-interactive does require the purchase or rental of two iPad devices if you do not already have them.

Related instruments

Was the WAIS-5 co-normed with the WMS®-5, as it has been with previous editions?

Like their predecessors, the WAIS-5 and the forthcoming Wechsler Memory Scale® (5th ed.; WMS®–5; Wechsler, in press) research programs overlapped during the standardization stages to allow for co-norming. The linkage provides a more complete picture of cognitive functioning in the areas of intellectual ability and memory and enables a direct comparison of intelligence and memory through normative information. The linkage additionally enables prediction of memory scores on the basis of intellectual ability scores and interpretation of memory scores in the context of intellectual ability scores. Information regarding the co-normative sample, correlations between measures, and analyses relevant to concurrent use of the two scales (e.g., ability-memory discrepancy comparisons and ability-memory contrast scores) will be reported in the WMS-5 Technical and Interpretive Manual (Wechsler, in press).

When will the WMS-5 be available?

The WMS-5 is expected to be available for purchase in the latter half of 2025. More information will be shared when the final publication date is confirmed.