What is the WPPSI-IV test for JK and Kindergarten children?

Posted by Katherine Carbo on Oct 19, 2017 11:23:08 AM

As part of the admission process, most independent schools require that your child take an aptitude test. 

Here are some details: 

  • If your child is younger than six years old and entering either Junior Kindergarten (JK) or Kindergarten they will take the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence for Children - Fourth Edition. You will hear it referred to as the WPPSI-IV (whip-see-four). 
  • The older version is called the WISC-IV (whisk-four). This stands for the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fourth Edition. 
  • No preparation is needed or allowed for this assessment. A qualified examiner works one on one with your child and measures different abilities. 
  • The assessment takes about 45 minutes to an hour. 
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