I would like to use the items from a standardized test in a research study. I would like to know whether I need to pay to use the items for this purpose? Or are the items alone potentially free, whereas one must pay to use specialized administration and/or scoring methods?
If it matters, the specific test I am interested in is the Woodcock-Johnson III Math Fluency subtest.
I often read papers in which researchers used the items from this test and report analyses using number or proportion correct answers, i.e., not norm-referenced scores. I am wondering whether they needed to pay to do so.