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WPPSI-IV Information

Thank you for arranging your child’s WPPSI-IV assessment with Educational
Assessment Associates. To help us achieve our goal of making the
admissions assessment a pleasant and positive experience for you and
your child, we have prepared this information for you.

The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence – Fourth Edition
(WPPSI-IV) is an individually administered test used to assess the cognitive
abilities of children aged two years, six months through seven years, seven months.
The WPPSI-IV provides subtest and composite scores that represent intellectual
functioning in specific cognitive areas.  The subtests on the Verbal Comprehension
Scale assess a child's ability to conceptualize, process verbal material and use
language to reason and express ideas.  The Visual Spatial Scale subtests measure
nonverbal reasoning, spatial perception and ability to analyze abstract visual 
stimuli.  Subtests on the Fluid Reasoning Scale assess visual-perceptual
processing, classification ability and conceptual thinking.  The Working Memory
subtests evaluate visual recall and working memory (i.e., the ability to hold information
in conscious awareness, simultaneously perform some type of cognitive task with
it and then produce a result).  The Processing Speed subtests measure ability to 
process visual material in problem-solving activties with speed and accuracy. 

Three-year olds are administered subtests from three of the scales (the Verbal 
Comprehension, Visual Spatial and Working Memory scales).  Children who 
are four to seven years old are administered subtests from each of the five scales
described above.  Administration of the WPPSI-IV takes approximately 45 minutes
for three-year-olds and about one hour for four to seven-year-olds.

It is important to understand that the WPPSI-IV is a protected test; i.e.,
knowledge and use of its contents are limited to qualified professionals. 

No "practice" or preparation for the test is needed or allowed.  You

might tell your child there will be activities that will be fun and interesting - such 
as looking at pictures and putting blocks together.


Following the assessment, you will have an opportunity to schedule a  
parent conference, either in person or by phone.  During the conference, the
results of the subtests and the child’s approach to the WPPSI tasks will
be discussed. While we can provide general suggestions about
appropriate types of educational settings for your child, we do not
recommend specific schools.

After you have scheduled an appointment for an Admissions Assessment,
please print the Admissions Registration Form, complete it and return
it, with full payment, to EAA. Information on scheduling and a copy
of the form are available on the "Appointments/Forms" navigation
tab on the left of the web site. The fee for the WPPSI-IV assessment

is $350 for a 3 through 6 year old, and
includes  the test
administration, 
the parent conference, and the written report (provided to 
parents and schools to which you  are applying).

 

WISC-IV Information


Thank you for arranging you child’s WISC-IV assessment with Educational
Assessment Associates. To help us achieve our goal of making the
admissions assessment a pleasant and positive experience for you and
your child, we have prepared this information sheet for you.

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fourth Edition
(WISC-IV) assesses a child’s current cognitive abilities in both
verbal and nonverbal areas. The Verbal Comprehension subtests assess
the child’s ability to process verbal material and to use language
to reason and express ideas. The Perceptual Reasoning subtests evaluate
nonverbal reasoning, visual-spatial perception, and ability to process
visual material. Auditory recall and attention are assessed by
Working Memory subtests, and visual-motor integration and efficiency
of visual processing are measured by Processing Speed subtests.

It is important to understand that the WISC-IV is a protected test; i.e.,

knowledge and use of its contents are limited to qualified professionals. 
No "practice" or preparation for the test is needed or allowed.  As
preparation for the WISC-IV, we suggest that you tell your child that there will be
activities such as listening and giving answers to interesting questions,
looking at pictures and working with blocks - and that you are
sure the experience will be enjoyable and a chance to discover ways in which
we learn.

Administration of the WISC-IV generally takes one and a half to two hours.  
We suggest that you bring a snack and a drink, such as juice, for your child  
to have during a break or after the session.

Following the assessment, you will have an opportunity to schedule a  
parent conference, either in person or by phone.  During the conference the 
child’s approach to the WISC-IV tasks and the results of subtests will be discussed.  
While we can provide general suggestions about appropriate types of educational 
settings for your child, we do not recommend specific schools.

After you have scheduled an appointment for an Admissions Assessment,
please print the Admissions Registration form, complete it and return
it, with full payment, to EAA. Information on scheduling and a copy
of the form are available on the "Appointments/Forms" navigation
tab on the left of the web site. The fee of $400 for the WISC-IV
assessment includes the test administration, the parent conference,
and the written report (provided to parents and schools to which you
are applying).