What is the WISC Test?
WISC – Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children is an individually administered test, developed by David Wechsler in 1949 to measure the general intellectual ability of the children. The test is an important and popular tool used by various psychologists, schools and other professionals to help them assess the intelligence level of the children. Several versions of the test have been published and the most current edition is WISC-V, published in 2014. The WISC-V has a total of 21 subsets which yields 15 composite scores.
Though the test is most commonly used for children, it has two formats which can be administered to children as well as adults. The WAIS – Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale is a test that can be administered to an individual who is 16 and above, while the WPPSI – Wechsler Pre-school and Primary Scale of Intelligence is meant for children between two and a half years to seven years and seven months.