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I Am a Word Test - Revised

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Engage with the I Am a Word (IAW) Test, an innovative verbal ability assessment. Launched in 2011 and revised in 2023, the IAW test offers a set of verbal problems designed to evaluate and provide a reliable view of verbal skills in an untimed, open-ended format. This approach aims to create a more inclusive and engaging cognitive assessment experience, accommodating a broad spectrum of users.

Empirical Foundations and Advanced Analytics of the IAW Test

The IAW test is validated by comprehensive empirical research and advanced statistical analyses. With a high Cronbach’s Alpha of .95 (N = 1,083), indicating strong internal consistency, and a range of IRT analyses affirming the test's psychometric properties, the IAW test stands as a reliable measure of verbal ability.

Item-level analyses confirm the discrimination potential of the IAW test items, ensuring that each problem accurately gauges verbal ability. Comparative analyses with established measures like the WAIS-III VCI (r = .82, p < .01, N = 100) and the RIAS VIX (r = .84, p < .01, N = 98) demonstrate the concurrent validity of the IAW test scores, further establishing its place as a trusted tool in verbal ability assessment1.

Norms are extensively calibrated, catering to a wide age range of examinees from 14 to 75+ years old, ensuring accurate and relevant scoring for most users.

The test's design accommodates diverse respondent styles and promotes a more representative assessment environment, free from the constraints of timed testing. Professional clients benefit from a customized test platform, ensuring seamless integration with their systems and practices.

To use the IAW or any of our cognitive assessment tools, or to discuss custom solution development for your professional practice, please visit our Contact Form. Select 'Professional' as your user type, and provide details of your inquiry and your professional background. In the 'Additional Information' section, outline your needs. Our Cognitive Solutions Team will then connect with you to discuss your requirements in detail and offer tailored service options.

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1 "I Am A Word Test: An Open-Ended And Untimed Approach To Verbal Ability Assessment", a paper by Jouve, X. (2023), analyzes the rigorous validation process and the methodologies employed in the development of the IAW test. Explore the research here: doi/04.2023/81ff0b7c84034cf673f2


Author: Jouve, X.
Creation: 2011
Publication: 2023