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WISC Test and Minority Children

WISC Test and Minority Children

posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - September 5th, 2011

The standardized tests used to screen for intelligence and gifted abilities have long been under review for ensuring they are as unbiased as possible and will show accurate results for children from all demographics. The WISC, or Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, is one of the tests that have undergone several revisions throughout the years to make it more suitable for use with all children regardless of socioeconomic class, race, ethnicity, sex, or native language.

The current version of the WISC used today is the WISC IV and is available in practice test format from online sources and local tutoring companies, if you’re still concerned about how your child will perform. There are WISC sample test questions to be found online as well. For some students, removing the uncertainty of what to expect on the WISC test can be just the boost they need to perform well and reflect their real degree of skills, abilities and intelligence on the exam.

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