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What Do Wechsler Intelligence Tests Really Measure?

By February 11, 2013

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bubble testIn recent years, there has been a great deal of debate about what intelligence or IQ tests really measure. The Wechsler Intelligence tests, such as the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV), are still often used in modified form for private school admissions for the younger grades, as part of the ERBs. Intelligence tests can at times be useful measures of a child's current intellectual capacity, but they should always be assessed in the context of emotional issues or learning differences that may be affecting the child and preventing her from reaching her potential. In addition, intelligence tests do not capture a child's creativity, emotional intelligence, and other factors that are important to success in school and life. Read more about the Wechsler Intelligence Tests and what they do--and do not--measure.

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