IQ Testing for Children

This site offers information and products relating to IQ testing, especially for children considering enrollment in Gifted and Talented programs. Regardless of how you feel about IQ tests, some people who think they are important may use information from them to make decisions about your child's future. While there is a clear statistical correlation between IQ scores and academic success, we're also confident that performance on IQ tests can be improved through preparation.

We offer books, test materials, and preparation materials to help improve scores. Many children enjoy taking the tests, which are designed to be interesting and fun. People often ask the same questions. Here is a start at a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page on IQ testing.

Note that most professional testing materials are not available to non-professionals. We offer these here primarily for researchers and those professionals who can't get an older version from the original publisher.

Our inventory of IQ Tests and Prep Materials for sale and rent

We occasionally buy collections with other psychology tests.

Here's a timeline with the publication history/ancestry of some popular IQ tests.

WISC Series
Here's the "family tree" of the Weschler derived IQ tests, which began with the 1939 WB test.
1939 Wechsler-Bellevue Intelligence Scale (WB): Ages 7-69
1946 Wechsler-Bellevue Intelligence Scale-2nd Edition (WB-II)
1949 Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC®): Ages 5-15.11 (product info)
1955 Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS®): Ages 16-64 (product info)
1967 Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI®): Ages 4-6.5 (product info)
1974 WISC-R: Ages 6-16 (product info)
1981 Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised (WAIS-R®) (product info)
1989 Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-Revised (WPPSI-R®): Ages 3-7.3 (product info)
1991 Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 3rd Edition (WISC-III®): Ages 6-16 (product info)
1991 Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised as a Neuropsychological Instrument (WAIS-R-NI)
1997 Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale III (WAIS-III): 16-89 (product info)
1999 WISC-III® as a Process Instrument (WISC-III®-PI)
2002 Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence - Third Edition (WPPSI-III), Ages 2.6-7.3 (product info)
2003 Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 4th Edition (WISC-IV®): Ages 6-16.11 (product info)
Nice summary in pdf document

Stanford-Binet Series:
1908, Original Binet-Simon test
1916, Terman's First Revision. For American-born children aged 3 to 16
1937, Second Revision. "Measuring Intelligence"
1960, Third Revision. Tests IQs from 30 to 169 and ages 2 to 18. (product info)
1972, Stanford-Binet, Form L-M (renorming)
1986, Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, Fourth Edition (product info)
2003, Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition (SB5)
200?, Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales for Early Childhood, Fifth Edition (Early SB5), for ages 2.0 to 7.3

Other tests of interest:

Raven's Progressive Matrices (for all ages)
Raven's Progressive Color Matrices (for younger children)

Online tests and information 

Early IQ Testing, Items of Historical Interest

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