What is the WISC-V?
The Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition, or WISC-V, is an individually administered intelligence test, or IQ test, designed for children between the ages of 6 and 16. In total, the test only takes about an hour to administer; however, children may take the WISC-V as a part of a more comprehensive neuro-psychological evaluation which may take several hours.
Education has the power to illicit change – to shape the minds of the next generation – to lay the foundation for progress and success. Parents entrust educators to aid in the rearing of their children. However, our education system often fails to recognize its place in the long-term development of children and settles for simply attempting to upload information into students’ brains without regard as to its value or usefulness. We must take advantage of the childhood years – the years of which a child’s brain is still changing --- the years in which a child’s moral compass is steered. We must not simply teach our children fact-based lessons. We must also teach them how to think and how to learn.
While I firmly believe that admissions requirements and qualification criteria must be relevant to the program for which they are assigned, I also believe that we must give students every opportunity to reach their fullest potential. An accelerated math program that effectively allows students to skip a year or more of math must ensure that the students in the program have the necessary background information, but this same requirement means that parents must seek out additional education opportunities for their children to ensure admittance into these programs.