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What is Included In Gifted Testing?

Gifted testing performed at Arizona Child Psychology PLLC typically includes the administration of one or more nationally normed and standardized measures of intellectual / cognitive ability such as the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V), Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence™— Fourth Edition (WPPSI™–IV), The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales – 5th Edition (SB-5), or the Woodcock-Johnson IV Test of Cognitive Abilities (WJ-IV).

Our testing protocols are designed to provide relevant data and information regarding a child’s ability in the three core areas used to determine eligibility for gifted placement in Arizona schools (verbal ability, nonverbal reasoning, and quantitative ability). Relevant testing instrument(s) are selected by the examiner to best suit the particular child or adolescent being tested. Because academic achievement scores are not usually necessary when determining gifted placement eligibility in Arizona, our standard gifted testing protocol does not include measures of academic achievement.

However, if a parent desires this supplemental testing information it can be included into the testing battery for an additional fee. All gifted testing at Arizona Child Psychology PLLC culminates in a formal written report sent to the parent(s) within 7 days of completing gifted testing. Our reports describe the various testing procedures administered, and summarize the child’s performance and obtained scores in relevant areas. Recommendations based upon a child’s performance are also made.