Independent School Admission Testing:

SSAT (Secondary School Admission Testing)

ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam)

WISC V (Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children)
Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children/WISC is used to assess intelligence in children between the ages of 6 to 16 years old. IQ tests don’t assess learned knowledge such as reading and math. Instead, they measure a child’s learning capabilities through verbal and non-verbal exercises. For this reason, they are a far better predictor of future academic success, especially in children who are not traditionally exceptional students.

The WISC-V takes between 48 and 65 minutes to administer. It is made up of 16 primary subtests (that deliver the full scale IQ score) and five complementary subtests.

Certified Educational Planner (The American Institute of Certified Planners) 

WPPSI IV (Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence)
WPPSI™ test is often used to assess the intelligence of students for entrance into a gifted program or private school. Some schools also give the WPPSI test to determine which children may benefit from remedial, traditional or gifted classes.

The test is comprised of 14 subtests that can be administered on paper and via computer. The subtests consist of core tests (required for the basic assessment), supplemental (used in case one of the core tests is inapplicable to a particular child) and optional (additionally useful but not allowed to replace a core or supplemental subtest).

Completion times for the test vary depending on the child’s age. Generally, the test can take 30 to 45 minutes for children between the ages of 2.6 and 3.11 years, while children between the ages of 4.0 and 7.7 years can take more than 60 minutes to complete the test.


Certified Educational Planner (The American Institute of Certified Planners)

IECA (Independent Educational Consultant Associations)

AIMS (Association of Independent Schools)

NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools)

NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counselors)

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