This Child IQ test is professionally designed for children ages 6-16 years old and takes about 40-60
minutes to complete. A child does not have to complete the entire IQ test in one sitting. You can use the
results of the IQ test to determine your child's natural intellectual strengths.
Information about the Test Administration FeeWe recommend only looking at a few questions if you are
not sure if you want to pay the $19.97 service fee for the complete report. When you are ready to
take the full test, set aside about one hour where you will be in a quiet and uninterrupted environment.
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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 retardation. 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 of scores.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 gifted program.
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.