Frequently Asked Questions
1. WHAT TEST SHOULD MY CHILD TAKE?
If your child is ages 3-6, most independent schools require the WPPSI-IV (Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence - Fourth Edition).
If your child is age 6 or older and applying for grades 1-5, most schools require the WISC-V (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fifth Edition).
For more information, please click on the relevant test navigation tab on the left of the www.eaadc.org web site.
2. HOW LONG DO THE TESTS TAKE?
WPPSI-IV – For children ages 4-6 approximately 1 hour and for children age 3 approximately 45 minutes
WISC-V - approximately 1 1/2 hours
3. WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Our address is 5125 MacArthur Blvd., NW - Suite 16 - Washington, DC 20016
We are approximately 1 1/2 miles North of MacArthur Blvd. & Reservoir Road, or 1 1/2 miles South of Sibley Hospital. We are in the same building as the Salt and Pepper Restaurant.
Go over Chain Bridge. Right on Canal Rd. Left up Arizona Ave. Right on MacArthur Blvd. EAA is 1 block on left.
Go South on River Rd. Right on Goldsboro Rd. Left on Mass. Ave. Right at Westmoreland Circle onto Dalecarlia Pkwy. Bear Right onto Loughboro Rd. Left onto MacArthur Blvd. EAA is 8-10 blocks on left.
Go West on Nebraska Ave. around Ward Circle. Continue on Nebraska Ave. Left on Arizona Ave. Left on MacArthur Blvd. EAA is 1 block on left.
4. WHAT DO YOU CHARGE FOR THE TESTS?
WPPSI-IV - $375 for a 3 through 6 year old
WISC-V - $450
This fee includes a narrative report and a one-to-one parent conference to discuss the results.
5. DOES THE CHILD TAKE THE ASSESSMENT WITH OTHER CHILDREN?
No. Both the WPPSI-IV and the WISC-V administrations are given on a one-to-one basis, which means that after a brief acquaintance period or warm-up time, the child and the examiner go into a separate room for the assessment. Parents may either wait in our reception area or return when the assessment is completed.
6. WHAT IF MY CHILD IS SHY, NERVOUS, HESITANT, ETC.?
Our testers are professionals who have worked with children and administered these tests for many years. Every effort is made to put your child at ease and make him or her feel comfortable and have a positive experience.
7. WHAT SHOULD I TELL MY CHILD ABOUT THE ASSESSMENT?
Let your child know that he/she will be doing some interesting activities to help schools/teachers/parents know how each child learns.
8. CAN I DO ANYTHING TO PREPARE MY CHILD FOR THE TESTING?
A good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast is all the preparation needed.
9. WHAT IF I DO NOT YET KNOW WHAT SCHOOLS I MAY BE APPLYING TO?
Leave that part of the Admissions Registration Form blank. It may be completed at any time.
10. MAY I PAY BY CREDIT CARD?
We accept checks, money orders, cash, and credit cards.