Kelly - posted on 01/11/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )
Does anyone here have experience with the WISC-IV with extended norms testing?
My son is in first grade and has complained repeatedly expressed to his teacher that she teaches on one subject for too long, and that "anyone with a brain cell can do this work". He has not had behavioral issues yet (aside from the snarky comments, but luckily his teacher takes them with a grain of salt and a chuckle), but is quickly becoming frustrated with school.
His kindy teacher told me that he "demonstrates a high level of academic achievement and ability" and she made every effort to accommodate his educational needs. By the end of kindy, she had him doing simple multiplication, squares, simple long division, simple square roots, and of course all the stuff that comes before that--decimals, fractions, and the like.
In 1st grade, his teacher is less accommodating, but through no fault of her own--kindy is set up to teach kids of varying ability so that they are all ready for 1st grade, where 1st grade assumes a more even level of readiness.
Anyway, they do not usually test for gifted programs until 2nd grad, but his teacher recommended that he be tested now with the WISC-IV w extended norms. He took the PASS test at the end of kindy last year (standardized test taken in 2nd grade to insure students are learning what they need to learn) because his teacher was impressed by his advancement and recommended we put him into 2nd grade this year instead of 1st grade, but we chose to keep him with his peers. On the PASS he scored in the 99th percentile for all 2nd graders, but the PASS test he took had a ceiling for 2nd grade, so they want to do the WISC-IV test because it does not have such a ceiling and, unlike the PASS test, will tell them more about how he processes information and his ability to learn, rather than just telling us what he knows and doesn't know.
Any information on the WISC-IV testing would be appreciated. I will have his results by the end of the week.