Question by  evand (35)

What does the WISC-IV General Ability Index show?


Answer by  elb (1105)

The WISC-IV General Ability Index is part of the Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children, designed to measure general intellectual ability without undue reliance on how fast a child processes information.

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Answer by  crisduarte (363)

The WISC-IV ability index tests for Vocabulary, Similarities, Comprehension, Information, Word reasoning, Verbal Comprehension. The WISC is one of a family of Wechsler intelligence scales. The WISC is used not only as an intelligence test, but as a clinical tool. The tests also assesses cognitive ability usually to dtermine for learning disability.


Answer by  CatherineKlay (440)

The WISC-IV is a standardized IQ test commonly used by schools during screening for gifted programs. It can also detect processing deficits in a gifted student. Refer to the NAGC.


Answer by  SallyG (14)

This index measures your child's intelligence and is specially designed to be fair for kids who might have some form of a learning disorder.


Answer by  worker4355 (99)

The WISC-IV, or Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition, yields a Full Scale IQ based on ten subtests. It is one of the most widely used measures for the assessment of cognitive abilities in school-age children and adolescents. It consists of four sections, verbal, perceptual reasoning, working memory index and processing speed.


Answer by  rbiales (3441)

This is a test of intelligence, and it shows how well the individual does at taking intelligence tests. Generally more than one test at separate times is needed to create a good overall evaluation of any person's abilities because issues such as mood or illness can make one test inconclusive.

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