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Bored Children and the WISC Test
posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - August 29th, 2011
It has long been known that highly intelligent children can become bored in regular classrooms and ultimately lose interest in school in general as a result. They often perform poorly on tests, homework, and in classroom based work, simply because they have not been challenged enough. The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, or WISC Test, is a common tool used by schools to determine children’s intelligence and can be a powerful tool in combating the detrimental effects of boredom for exceptional children.
Without such exams, the odds that exceptional or gifted children might slip through the cracks are quite great. An IQ test like the Wechsler test allows schools to recognize a child’s disinterest or poor performance for what it really is: boredom with average work that is not intellectually stimulating enough for the gifted student.
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