Administration of the age appropriate Weschler Intelligence Scales for Children (WPPSI-IV orWISC-IV) is required as part of our application process for students applying to Kindergarten through 8th grade. Oak Crest Academy has a base line acceptance score of 130, however, other factors may be taken into consideration.
The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI) is an intelligence test designed for children ages 2 years 6 months to 7 years 3 months developed by David Wechsler in 1967. The current revision, WPPSI–IV, is published by Harcourt Assessment. It provides subtest and composite scores that represent intellectual functioning in verbal and performance cognitive domains, as well as providing a composite score that represents a child’s general intellectualability (i.e., Full Scale IQ).
The WPPSI–IV provides Verbal and Performance IQ scores as well as the Full Scale IQ. In addition, the Processing Speed Quotient (known as the Processing Speed Index on previous Wechsler scales) can be derived for children aged 4 years to 7 years 3 months. There are a total of eight subtests. The WPPSI is required for entrance into Kindergarten and First Grade.
The WISC-IV provides Verbal Comprehension, Perceptual Reasoning, Working Memory, and Processing Speed scores. These four scores are used to create the Full Scale IQ score. There are a total of ten subtests. This test is required for students entering Second through Eighth Grade.