Filed under: ERB WPPSI | Tags: ERB WPPSI, gifted and talented, Wechsler test, wppsi
The WPPSI or Wechsler Test is a standardized IQ assessment test that is used to measure the intelligence quotient of preschool aged children. Unlike many standardized tests for older students which are commonly administered in large groups in a classroom-like setting, the Wechsler test is usually given one-on-one. This methodology is used in order to ensure the young children who are more easily distracted are actually completing the test in its entirety and achieving the best and most accurate scores possible.
The WPPSI test, which actually stands for the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence Test, is a very visual IQ test, utilizing many pictures in its format in order to make it appropriate for children who are, as of yet, unable to read.
Filed under: BSRA OLSAT tests, NYC Gifted and Talented Program, OLSAT test prep | Tags: OLSAT test, stanford-binet, wppsi
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It’s the old chicken-egg dilemma! Are G&T kids more academically successful because of their natural gifts or because they are afforded a special environment?
A recent study conducted in the North Carolina school system has raised the question of whether the learning environment in Gifted and Talented programs like the ones in New York has more to do with the success of these students than some might care to admit.
The North Carolina DOE studied over 10,000 children in a program called Project Bright Idea to try to explain the underrepresentation of black and Latino children in advanced and gifted classes. (more…)