Oak Crest Academy accepts several different brands of gifted testing as recommended by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).
Intelligence quotient (IQ) or cognitive abilities test scores are used to identify gifted and talented students. Oak Crest Academy accepts the brands of testing recommended by the National Association for Gifted Children as a requirement for acceptance into our school.
Please attach one of the tests listed below with your application*. If you do not have one of the tests below, please contact our office to schedule a group testing at our school location. There is no additional cost to take this test.
· Stanford Binet (L-M)
· Wescher Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC), or Wechsler Preschool and Primary (WPPSI)
· Woodcock Johnson
· Ravens Progressive Matrices
While experts have differing opinions on whether to test young children, researchers generally agree that it is difficult to make accurate IQ or gifted determinations at an early age (under 6). For younger children, alternative measures of giftedness include characteristic checklists, teacher recommendation, and portfolios. Therefore, students in Kindergarten are not required to submit an IQ test with the application. You may download our gifted characteristic checklist that may be submitted with your application, attach teacher recommendations or make an appointment to display a portfolio of work.