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)

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

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