What is the WPPSI Test?
WPPSI – Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence is an intelligence test that assesses the intellectual ability of the students. The test was developed by David Wechsler in 1967 and can be administered to children between the age group of 2 years 6 months to 7 years 7 months. The test has been modified thrice, and its current edition is known as the WPPSI-IV which was published by Pearson Education in 2012.
The WPPSI test consists of series of subtests to evaluate the intellectual ability of the students in verbal and performance domains along with the processing speed quotient of the child, instead of assessing their grade-level knowledge. Simultaneously, the test also analyzes the general intellectual ability of the student. The test is to be given in a paper-pencil format and is usually completed in an hour. It is administered in a one-to –one session by a trained psychologist. Many schools as well as gifted and talented programs use the WPPSI test as a tool for application screening and enrollment procedure.