Free WISC-IV Practice Questions
The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV), is an IQ test that is administered to children ages 6 and up. No writing or reading ability is needed of the child that is taking the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children. Once it has been completed, the WISC test produces an IQ score.
Like other IQ Tests, the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children was designed to assess the child’s skills and abilities, rather than test for grade-level subject knowledge. The WISC-IV is administered by a trained psychologist in a one-on-one setting with the child. The time it takes to complete the test varies because a good test proctor will usually establish a rapport with the child before they start asking questions from the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children. Depending on the age of the child taking the WISC exam, it’s common for the test to take 2-3 hours and in some cases it takes more than one session.
The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – WISC-IV contains 16 subsets within the exam. Within each of these subtests the questions get more and more difficult as the child progresses through the sections. The format of the questions on the Wechsler Intelligence test are often subject to change. A child’s score is determined by how far they get within each subtest before getting three in a row wrong. Psychologists administering the test take the scores from the individual subtests and combine them to get the child’s IQ.
The 16 subtests of the the Wechsler Test:
- Block Design
- Digit Span
- Picture Concepts
- Letter-Number Sequencing
- Matrix Reasoning
- Symbol Search
- Picture Completion
- Word Reasoning
- Perceptual Reasoning Index
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Here are some practice questions to ask your little one!
1. Do you see these 4 boxes? In the top row the pictures go together in a certain way. Now look at the bottom row. Do you see the empty box? Which of the 4 pictures on the side goes with the picture in the bottom box the same way the 2 pictures in the top row go together?
2. Three couples go out to lunch. They all ordered the same thing. Their total bill is $54.96. They planned to split it equally, but one couple owed one of the other couples lunch. How much did the couple that owed the other couple pay?
3. Do you see these 4 boxes? In the top row the pictures go together in a certain way. Now look at the bottom row. Do you see the empty box? Which of the 4 pictures on the side goes with the picture in the bottom box the same way the 2 pictures in the top row go together?
Answers: 1) 3rd picture over the bubble; 2) $36.64; 3) 4th picture over the bubble
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