If your child needs IQ testing and/or achievement testing to apply to a charter, magnet, or private school in the Denver area, you’ve come to the right place! IQ testing is offered as part of a “Gifted Screening” process. We use the Wechsler Intelligence Scales (WPPSI-IV, WISC-V, or WAIS-IV – depending on the student’s age), which are accepted by local schools and are the most widely recognized and accepted IQ tests in use today. For academic achievement testing, we typically administer the WIAT-III or the KTEA-3. Keeping up with the latest technology, we offer the digital version, using two iPads, of the WISC-V and WAIS-IV and academic achievement tests.
In our school admissions screenings, we ask parents to fill out background questionnaires as part of the IQ testing process. These questionnaires help us understand your child better and make our recommendations more meaningful. We work closely with parents who are looking to find a school that is the best fit for their child’s needs, rather than just giving you IQ scores that, by themselves, are not nearly as meaningful or helpful to parents or schools. We write very detailed reports with detailed explanation of your child’s abilities, strengths, and challenges. We also include recommendations to help you advocate for their needs, wherever they attend school in the Denver area.
Schools or specialized programs that require IQ tests for children are typically focused on educating students who are gifted. Giftedness is not determined through IQ testing alone. Students who do best in these programs or schools for gifted children are those who truly meet the criteria for giftedness. For this reason, we never do IQ testing in isolation. We are passionate about helping parents understand the full range of their children’s abilities and helping them make educational decisions that are in the best interests of their children. While many providers will do IQ testing and offer you a summary of your child’s scores, PEAK provides an assessment of giftedness after the gifted and talented testing, not just IQ scores.
If you or your child’s teachers suspect that he or she may be gifted or if you are considering admission to a school or educational program in or near Denver specializing in gifted students, the next step is to obtain a formal assessment to document your child’s cognitive abilities (or aptitude) as well as other characteristics that would indicate giftedness. Testing for giftedness will provide verification of your child’s abilities and offers objective evidence for school officials of their educational needs. Our assessment reports are very detailed and provide you everything you need to understand and advocate for your child’s educational needs and choose a school or program in the Denver area.