Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – WISC IV
The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC), is an IQ test that children as young as 6 yars of age an take. The WISC test can be completed without any writing or reading needed by the child taking the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children. Once completed, the WISC test generates an IQ score.
Like other IQ Tests the WISC-IV (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children) is designed to measure skills and abilities, rather than grade-level subject knowledge. The WISC test is conducated by a trained psychologist one-on-one with the child. The time to take the test varies since a good test giver will establish a strong rapport with the child prior to beginning the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children. Depending on the age of the child taking the WISC-IV test it’s commonplace the test could be 2-3 hours and in some cases in more than one session.
The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – WISC IV contains 16 subsets of the test.
There are 16 subtests on the WISC-IV. Within each of the subtests the questions get more difficult as the child progresses through the text. The format questions on the WISC test are presented in may change too. A child’s score is determined by how far they get within each subtest before getting three in a row wrong. The scores from the various subtests are then combined to get an 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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21 Responses to “Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – WISC IV”
can someone email me some sample questions please?
can we get some free sample questions for WISC IV test.
My son just took this test, you cannot email samples. I only saw one section, a flipbook with blocks on them to find patterns. Another one was 9 items, 3 columns, 3 rows, and find three that have something in common. The one I saw, the 3 items floated (lifesaver, duck, raft). Very hard. Another thing was a similarities test. They gave me one sample question. What do ice and steam have in common? Most people say “water”. My son said “both are extreme temperatures of water”. Hope that helps you!
How do I find someone to give the WISC test to my child in Utah?
Here’s a site that lists test givers around the US.
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I have an ADHD 4th grader who will need to take the WISC IV (Wechsler Intelligence Scaled Test for Children). Practice questions would be great. Additionally, my kid is intelligent, but struggles in school, to the point of not trying very hard. I anticipate that this “shut down” pattern would extend to an intelligence test, possibly giving a poor indication of his true intelligence. How is that handled?
I have a 4th grade child who is 9 years old and struggles with math. She also has a tendency to lose focus. She has been finding math to be very difficult for the last 2 years and has participated in extra help work shops to help her. I’ve been apprehensive about having her evaluated because I don’t believe she has a learning disibility, however, I was asked to have her tested and felt that because of her struggle with math over the last few years I should move forward with the evaluation. Between extra help with math during the school year and along with a summer tutorial and working with her at home on a daily basis, I realized that the material was being absorbed but then quickly forgotten. My child maintains average grades in all other subjects except for math. FYI, an extensive evaluation can be given by the school for free. It is a long process and is a bit intrusive with information requested but in the long run very beneficial for not only the child but also the parent(s). My child has completed the testing and I have an appointment with the staff that has tested her next week. I was not thrilled to have my child tested at first, but after many days of her crying and being frustrated with the math, I knew What I had to do.
Karen and Jennifer,
I am a special education teacher and all of my students have had this test administered to them. Our school psychologist who administers the test takes all of those factors into consideration. She is patient and understands that some kids are smarter than what they show in the classroom. This test doesn’t require reading or writing. It’s format seems like more of a puzzle or game than a test. All of my kids enjoyed going with her taking the tests they were required to take. There is no need to study or try to prepare. Our school psychologist would test on multiple days if the student showed signs on boredom or inattentiveness. more than likely the person testing your child will understand and have compassion so that they can get the most accurate score.
No need to worry.
The point of an intelligence assessment is that there is no “practise” for it. It is not a measure of how well someone finds sample questions and practises before taking the test, it is a measure of an adult or child’s ability to understand and comprehend intellectually. The question really should be what is its bias culturally and or racially and will that affect my child’s score?
Where can I get free online test WISC IV test.
Can I please get a copy of the test to see what is involved before paying someone to test my son officially. I don’t think children should be prepped or coached before hand, however it is good to see what is involved before spending the money to take the test.
Hello, I personally administer the WISC and other evaluation tests in Idaho. And as others said, the point of this test is that you can NOT practice for it. It measures abilities in the general area of verbal performance, perceptual reasoning, processing speed and working memory. It then comes up with individual scores for each of these areas as well as a full scale score. Those worried about shut down: this is usually not the only measure given and the behavior while testing can be as informative as everything else. The person looking for evaluation in UTAH -U of U is the biggest spot, there also is a good place in Logan. And for those wanting to look prior to paying for the eval, I suggest going and talking to a psychologist–they will first of all let you know whether the eval is even necessary, and given you a run down of the process and the tests, without violating the private nature of the measures. Thanks all, hope I helped.
Why would anyone want their child to “practice” for this test? I want my child to have this done to see EXACTLY what areas he is experiencing difficulty as well as his strengths. To practive in my opinion would not give accurate results?
Just had my kid tested and was told we could not get a score due to zero’s on some areas of testing.Is this true, I DO NOT BGELIEVE HER
Preparing a child to take these tests is unethical and invalidates the test results. As a school psychologist, this practice disgusts me.
Hello, My 7 year 0 month old daughter have done the WISC IV and I have got the result but I don’t know how to interpret it. Is anyone able to help me with that? I have received the full explanation about the test but I am not able to find a real IQ score in the result? Her scores are: Verbal Comprehension Index: 120, Perceptual Reasoning Index: 118, Working Memory Index: 133, Processing Speed index: 100, Subtests: Verbal comprehension- Similarities: 15, Vocabulary:12, Comprehension:13. Perceptual Reasoning: Block design:8, picture concepts:14, Matrix reasoning:16. Working Memory: digit span:17, Letter-Number sequencing:14. Processing Speed: Coding:12, Symbol search:8.
Total reading:119, Basic reading:126, Reading comprehension and fluency:107, written expression:118, mathematics:110, math fluency:129.