About the ISIQ - Children's Version Administered by FunEducation
Information about the Test Administration Fee
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service fee. When you are ready to take the full test, set aside about one hour where you will
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Intended Use: The ISIQ - Children’s Version is intended as a test that parents of young children and
teenagers can use over the Internet for measuring verbal intelligence. Scores obtained can help persons
with self-awareness, self-understanding and making plans for schooling and/or career choices. Reports can be
used by professionals as well, as in assessing for career planning, school placement and problem diagnosis.
For example, when diagnosing ADHD, learning disabilities and dyslexia, it is important to rule out mental
Description and Design: The ISIQ – Children’s Version is a 201-item multiple choice measure of verbal
intelligence designed for children ages 6 to 16. The test items were written by Dr. William A. McConochie,
Ph.D., to measure a range of ability from a mentally slow 6 year old to a bright 16 year old.
It has about 40 items for each of five of the content areas measured: information, similarities, arithmetic,
comprehension and vocabulary. Similar to the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 3rd and 4th Editions
(Verbal WISC III and WISC IV), the ISIQ – Children’s Version results are reliable and accurate. Indeed, the
reliabilities hold up very well across all ages from 6 through 16. For example, the mean reliability of the
section scores for 10 year olds is .84. For the same five Wechsler III tests for 10 to 11 year olds the mean
is .81. The total reliability of the ISIQ test for 10 year olds is .96, computed by the Kuder-Richardson 21
formula. For the WISC III total it is 93. The Cronbach alpha reliability coefficients for the ISIQ total
verbal I.Q. for 14 year olds is .97 while the same measure for 14 year olds on the WISC III total verbal I.Q.
is .95. The Wechsler tests are highly regarded and widely used by clinical psychologists in the United
States and were thus chosen for comparative analysis. The author is very familiar with the Wechsler tests,
having administered them in his private clinical practice for over 40 years. He is familiar with test
design, having constructed clinical, industrial and research tests for over 20 years.
A multiple-choice format was chosen to permit Internet administration and automatic, computer scoring. Each
item has 5 options, four that are possible answers and one for “I don’t know”. There is only one correct
answer for each item. When a child misses 5 items in a row, that section of the test is discontinued and the
next begun. Test-takers are urged to be serious and complete the entire test carefully. Young children
should be guided by an adult to assure reliable and valid scores.
Scores do not vary substantially by gender, ethnic group or nationality, suggesting that the test is
relatively culture-free and free of ethnic bias for English-speaking children with access to the Internet.
Report Format: After payment of the test administration fee you will receive immediate access to a written
report and certificate of intelligence quotient that can be printed for personal use. Scores are given in
terms of both I.Q. and percentile levels for all five sections and the total score. I.Q. scores are
calculated by the standard deviation formula with a mean I.Q. set at 100 and standard deviation of 15. The
printed report provides a description of verbal intelligence, reliability data and recommended interpretation
Norms: The test norms are periodically updated and are currently based on a sample of over 100,000 children
from around the world. As there are no substantial differences in scores by gender, scores are based on
comparison of the test taker's scores with those of other children the same age.
Value: Determining if a child is gifted or has special needs can give parents a valuable insight into their
child's emotional, academic and social development – this children’s IQ test can be immensely helpful in
determining if your child has special needs or is eligible for higher placement in school. Research has
shown that one of the first steps to raising a gifted child is to have him or her take an IQ test along
with other forms of testing to determine his or her strengths, weaknesses and abilities. In today's crowded
educational environment, parents cannot rely solely on their child's school to determine if their child is
gifted or would benefit from being placed in a special academic environment. Parents should take the
initiative as early as possible by having their children take an intelligence test.
In many school districts, the best way for a child to get a quality education is to be admitted into the
gifted classes or attend a special magnet school. Unfortunately, these programs often have limited
enrollments so countless parents compete for a few, coveted spots. Further, parents who are looking to get
their children into these programs often need to provide proof that their child belongs in a special or
For years IQ testing was often an expensive and time-consuming process affordable by only the wealthiest of
parents. The process needed to be administered by a licensed and trained child psychologist who charges
anywhere from $200 to $400 for a basic assessment. This is no longer the case. The ISIQ – Children’s Version
is a valid and accurate assessment of a child's intelligence quotient and just as accurate as the Wechsler
IQ tests for children. Join the other parents from around the world who use the ISIQ – Children's Version to
quickly and affordably determine their child's level of intelligence.