THE NEW WISC® – V UK BATTERY
The new WISC® – VUK it shows, compared to previous versions, more flexible and with greater
interpretative power, as it is composed of a greater number of secondary tests (16) to be able to
get a more complete view of cognitive abilities.
An expanded factorial structure provides new scores and composite separates, such as a component
dedicated to Visuo-Spatial (Visual Spatial Index - VSI) et al Fluid Reasoning (Fluid
Reasoning - FRI), so the intelligence components that are measured are in this
new version 5, plus the IQ Total.
The most absolute novelty concerns the introduction of three new subtests, to be able in this way
increase its practical application and coverage of the same contents.
- Figure Weights, is a new subtest dedicated to the Fluid Reasoning component that
measures reasoning at a quantitative and inductive capacity level; never introduced before,
very funny and intuitive as regards its execution;
- Visual Puzzles, a new subtest dedicated to the Visuo Spaziale component that measures
the ability to analyze and synthesize information; the same saw his entrance with
the introduction of WAIS-IV (Puzzle);
- Picture Span, is a new subtest dedicated to the Working Memory component that
measures visual working memory; test introduced with the new WPPSI-IV (Memory of
Images), much appreciated for the proposed images.
But what benefits does this new version of the WISC® V Battery bring with it?
First of all it is more efficient, and easier to use, as it increases the coverage
with respect to the components to be analyzed; even the time devoted to administration is not
increased indeed in some subtests it is more reduced, consequently obtaining a more measurement
Another novelty, which deserves appreciation, are the reduced verbal instructions that come
provided, with internal interruption rules for shorter tests and more precise scoring criteria, in
this way you can avoid moments of "boredom" during the explanations.
As for the correction, it is possible to calculate all scores faster by reducing
consequently the total time dedicated to the calculation of the IQ. Although there are 5 relative scores
to the 5 components of Intelligence, the total IQ and other three of the five auxiliary scores are possible
obtain through the 10 main subtests, through dedicated (auxiliary) analyzes, which indices that
at the end they derive are: Quantitative Reasoning; Auditory Working Memory; Not verbal;
General Ability; Cognitive competence.
Last but not least, it is possible to calculate Complete Index Scales, which
they include three different Indices: Naming Rate; Translation of stimuli;
Storage and Recovery (composed of the set of the two previous indices).
There remains the possibility of obtaining a correction report through the dedicated software.
WISC® – VUK shows greater interpretative power, as it allows making connections
direct with the WIAT-III Battery, to facilitate further more flexible evaluation of specifications of
The separate composite scores of the components dedicated to Spatial Visuo and Reasoning
Fluid show greater clarity than the interpretation, just as the
selection of process scores, this in order to consequently improve the interpretation
and understanding of performance.
The correlation between the subtests present in WISC-IV and WISC-V is medium-high, so they measure constructs
very similar, keeping the new version one of the most "powerful" tools for measuring the
IQ and Intelligence components.