About the WISC® Tests

Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children®

The Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children/WISC is used to assess intelligence in children between the ages of 6 to 16 years old. IQ tests don't assess learned knowledge such as reading and math. Instead, they measure a child's learning capabilities through verbal and non-verbal exercises. For this reason, they are a far better predictor of future academic success, especially in children who are not traditionally exceptional students. The most recent version of the Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children, WISC-V, was released in 2014. 

The WISC-V takes between 48 and 65 minutes to administer. It is made up of 16 primary subtests (that deliver the full scale IQ score) and five complementary subtests.

New elements of the WISC-V include three primary subtests (visual puzzles, figure weights and picture span) and five complementary subtests. The complementary subtests are used to ensure that the WISC-V accurately reflects the intelligence of all children, including those with learning disabilities, motor skill difficulties, autism and autistic spectrum disorders and a host of other impairments. 

Why is WISC® Test Important?

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.

Preparing for the WISC® Tests

The WISC test 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, writtenby licensed psychologists. Our our preparation kits, practice tests, and online academy contain thousands of practice questions. Check out our Preparation Kit for the WISC-V.