NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing


WISC Test for Gifted Admissions
August 10, 2011, 12:38 pm
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The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, or WISC IV Test, is a common assessment exam used in the admissions process of many gifted and talented schools and programs throughout the United States. In some cases, the WISC Test is used in combination with other IQ and abilities assessment exams, though in some instances, the WISC is the only standardized test employed for measuring gifted status in terms of IQ and abilities ranking.

When the Wechsler Test is the only exam, often other criteria also apply, including teacher feedback, transcripts, and a portfolio of work. That portfolio may include school assignments, written reports, and any other pertinent information to determining a child’s skills, abilities, and intelligence level in general.

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