Does your child need to take the WISC®-IV test to get into a private school or gifted program? If you are concerned about it or just want to ensure your child is not at a disadvantage, it's important that your child become familiar with the test subject matter and question format. Experts agree that it is possible to prepare for an IQ test. Your child's education is just too important to leave to chance. Read on to learn how to maximize your child's test score.
The WISC test is used to assess intelligence in children between 6 and 16 years. It delivers a full scale IQ (intelligence quotient), which is thought to be an excellent tool in revealing ntelligence. Intelligence quotient tests do not assess learned knowledge such as reading and math. Instead, they are used to measure the learning capabilities of a child. For this reason, they are a far better predictor of future success, especially in children who are not traditionally exceptional students. The most recent version of the Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children, the WISC-V was released in 2014.
The WISC tests are extremely important in school settings, particularly for those students seeking admission to advanced placement classes, a gifted program within their current school or a gifted school. Advanced and gifted programs often use the WISC test as part of an entrance examination battery.
The WISC-IV is a difficult test because most children have not been exposed to its unique question types. Make sure your child is prepared with The Test Tutor's materials, wrriten by licensed psychologists. Our our preparation kits, practice tests, and online academy contain thousands of practice questions. Check out our Preparation Kit for the WISC-IV.
Remeber to keep test preparation light and fun; approach it like a game. Remember not to put a lot of pressure on your child, especially a nervous or young child, as you may make them more nervous. Paradoxically, this can turn into testing anxiety, which can lead to scoring below true ability.
Download our free WISC-IV sample test for a preview of our WISC-IV test preparation products.