New Digital Approach Encourages More Efficient Test Administration and Improves User Experience

School and clinical psychologists utilize cognitive assessments as a critical tool in gathering information about a child’s learning ability, strengths and weaknesses, and determining a personalized learning plan for students in need of remediation. Now those critical insights can be collected and delivered digitally with the latest version of the leading cognitive assessment for school-aged children, the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children® – Fifth Edition (WISC–V), which is now available on Q-interactive®, Pearson’s intuitive digital assessment management system.

The WISC is the most powerful cognitive ability measure for children ages 6:0-16:11. The fifth edition is redesigned with a variety of improvements, and for the first time is available in both digital and traditional paper-and-pencil formats. The digital format of the WISC-V is on Q-interactive, which enables clinicians to easily select, administer, score and report on their clients’ assessments from a tablet.

“Digital administration of core psychological tests on the Q-interactive system has been a fantastic development to my practice,” said Patrick Aleknavicius, Psy.D., L.P., clinical psychologist. “Q-interactive allows me to provide more efficient and effective assessment with a streamlined interface, and real-time subtest scoring. The combination of Q-interactive’s flexibility, and the updated WISC-V will allow for a more integrated and detailed understanding of a child’s test scores, and more targeted interventions.”

Clinicians using the WISC-V will benefit from enhanced content including access to new subtest content, as well as increased coverage of cognitive processes important to specific learning disability (SLD) identification and intervention. Additionally, the WISC–V enables more integration with achievement measures including links to the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Third Edition (KTEATM-3) and Wechsler Individual Achievement Test®-Third Edition (WIAT-III) tests.

“The new WISC-V provides more critical insights into cognitive ability and integration to achievement results than ever before,” said Abigail Batty, Pearson’s vice president of cognition and neurobehavior. “Additionally, the fifth edition makes assessment and interpretation more effective and efficient for clinicians — and makes the assessment more engaging for students — through the introduction of digital administration and scoring capabilities with Q-interactive.”
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About Pearson
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. Pearson’s clinical assessment group provides sensory, motor, and development instruments for occupational and physical therapists and related clinicians to help develop insights that support evaluations and shape treatment plans. For more information about Pearson’s clinical assessments, visit

Brandon Pinette, brandon.pinette(at)pearson(dot)com, or (800) 745-8489

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