Office of Special Services offers guidance on WISC-V

The Maine DOE Office of Special Services has received questions about the three subtest requirements for a specific learning disability identification in Chapter 101 (Maine Unified Special Education Regulations or MUSER).

The WISC-V, a measure of general cognitive ability and/or reasoning, has more indices than the WISC-IV, but most are comprised of two subtests and therefore don’t meet the MUSER criteria. The Department is offering guidance that it is possible to obtain a composite score of three subtests on the WISC-V using supplemental subtests to create optional indices. See Clinical Guidance on Implementation (Maine Association of School Psychologists, 2015) http://masponline.net/resources.

For additional information, contact the Department’s Director of Special Services Janice E. Breton at janice.breton@maine.gov or 624- 6676.