An individual IQ test administered by a licensed psychologist is required of all applicants and measures verbal and non-verbal cognitive aptitude (learning potential). It is not an achievement test, measuring learned academic content. To be considered for admission to Open Window School, applicants must achieve a full scale or composite score at the 95th percentile or above. This score is an indicator of a child’s potential for success at Open Window.
Because the IQ test is cognitive, rather than an achievement test, children should not be prepped for the test. Some helpful advice about what to tell your child about an IQ test can be found here. If your child does not score at or above the 95th percentile on the WPPSI-IV, please contact our office. We are happy to discuss whether Open Window is the best match for your child. Although it can be administered to younger children, we recommend waiting until your child is 4 ½. Test results are valid for two years.
For students 6 years of age and younger we accept either the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI-IV) or the Stanford-Binet, V. For students older than 6 years of age we accept the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV or WISC-V). If your student attends a full-time public school gifted program, we are willing to accept the test results that qualified him/her for that program.