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Wisconsin Card Sorting Test®: Computer Version 4–Research Edition

Robert K. Heaton, PhD, and PAR Staff

Administers and scores the WCST
Paper and pencil, Download
Age range:
7 years to 89 years
Qualification level:
All qualifications for Level B plus an advanced professional degree that provides appropriate training in the administration and interpretation of psychological tests, or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

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This software provides unlimited scoring and reporting for administered WCST protocols and allows you to administer the WCST on-screen. Since the norms were obtained using the pencil-and-paper version of the WCST, it is considered a research version. 

Features and benefits

  • As you enter item responses from a previously administered WCST, the software presents only the possible valid responses to each card, preventing certain errors in data entry.
  • During on-screen administration, the software automatically tells the respondent (by both an audible response in English and an on-screen message in one of 10 user-definable languages) whether the choice was correct or incorrect.
  • The clinician can select all the valid dimensions to which the client was matching or simply click on any one of the valid dimensions; the software will automatically record any other dimension matches for that card.
  • Reports include demographic information and test performance variables; WCST raw scores and corresponding age- and education-corrected standard scores, T scores, and percentile scores for major WCST variables; and, for individuals ages 20-89 years, a comparison to normative scores derived from an age-matched sample based on 1995 U.S. Census data.

Scoring and reporting only is also available

A separate program, the WCST:CV4 Scoring Program, includes only the scoring and reporting features of the WCST:CV4; it does not administer the WCST on-screen.