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VA Technical Reference Model v 23.10

Wisconsin Card Sorting Test: Computer Version 4 (WCST: CV4)
Wisconsin Card Sorting Test: Computer Version 4 (WCST: CV4) Technology

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Description: The Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) is a computerized application that is used primarily to assess abstract thinking. WCST is also considered a measure of executive function because of its reported sensitivity to frontal lobe dysfunction. The Wisconsin Card Sorting Test: Computer Version 4 (WCST: CV4) software provides unlimited scoring and reporting for administered WCST protocols. Users can administer the test on-screen, or enter the client`s responses from a previous administration. The software scores the test and generates a report that includes demographic information, raw scores, and corresponding age- and education- corrected standard scores for major WCST variables. The software is considered a research edition because the norms included were obtained using the pencil-and-paper version of the WCST and not the computer version.

This product stores client (demographic) data including first name, last name, date of birth, age, gender, ethnicity, occupation, and education, as well as client test results (WCST scores). The data is stored in a proprietary database located within PAR software on the user`s hard drive at (User Name)\Documents\PAR,Inc\WCST Software Portfolio\Clients. Within the software, the end-user will have the option to save the client`s data at that default location. The location of the database can be changed within the software. The data is saved as a .wcf file that can only be opened with the software. Data encryption is not supported.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v21.1
Decision Date: 01/15/2021
Aliases: WCST-64: CV2, WCST, CV4
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: PAR, Inc.
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (01/15/2021).