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WISC Test and Exceptional Children

posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - August 15th, 2011

Exceptional children need to have intellectual stimulation or they may lose some of what makes them exceptional, at least according to a study that utilized the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, or WISC Test, to measure IQ of children over a particular period of time. The WISC Test is a common assessment exam used in school districts and for admittance to private schools and gifted and talented programs across the country.

That study showed that children with high IQs actually had a marked drop in Wechsler Test ranking if they were not actively involved in an intellectually challenging academic program. This study is yet another argument for the need for gifted and talented programs in school systems everywhere.

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