2smartones Posted February 9, 2012 Share Posted February 9, 2012 (From my email) The GDC has been asked to conduct a validation study of the fourth edition of the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI-IV) for the purpose of extending the norms of the scale to the furthest extent possible. We are seeking your assistance in locating children between the ages of 2.6 and 7.6 who meet one of the following criteria: Was previously tested before March, 2011, on the WISC-IV or WPPSI-III and attained a score of 145 or above. Was previously tested before September, 2011 on another standardized intelligence scale (Stanford-Binet, DAS, etc.) and attained a score of 145 or above. Has siblings who attend PG Retreat, are Davidson Young Scholars, or have tested 160 or above using quantitative or qualitative methods. We are required to select a small number of children in each age range. We would like to include some children from diverse ethnic backgrounds or low socio-economic status or children whose parents have not had more than a high school education (or attained a Bachelor's degree). However, all qualified applicants will be considered, regardless of background. We expect to complete the study by April. There is no charge for the IQ test. Valid IQ scores will be available to the parents early fall. Selected children 4 and over will receive $40; children under 4 will receive $20 from Pearson. Testing sites include Denver, CO; Omaha, NE; Dallas, TX; Los Osos, CA; Palo Alto, CA; St. Louis, MO; Gulf Breeze, FL; Des Moines, IA; Wells, ME; and Dover, NH. This is an IQ TEST ONLY. There is no interpretation, report or recommendations. If you need a comprehensive assessment for your child, please contact the Gifted Development Center to schedule this service. If you believe that your child is a good candidate for this study, please download and complete the following three forms: Abbreviated One-Page Developmental Questionnaire Characteristics of Giftedness Scale Overexcitability Inventory for Parents Please FAX the forms with IQ test results (if your child has had previous testing) to Lauren, Customer Service, Gifted Development Center, 303-831-7465. If your child is not selected as a participant in the study, we will offer $50 toward a consult to the first 50 families who submit the completed forms. Thank you in advance for your enthusiasm and for sharing the information so quickly. Please continue to send children our way that you believe would qualify for this important study. Our previous research enabled Pearson Assessments to establish extended norms on the WISC-IV.With your help, the WPPSI-IV can become an excellent tool for locating highly, exceptionally and profoundly gifted children for early entrance to kindergarten and selection to gifted programs. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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