As part of the school admissions process, many private schools require the submission of a test of cognitive/intellectual ability.

The most commonly required tests are The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition (WISC-V) and The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV). Evaluators at The Child & Family Practice of Washington, DC have access to a wide array of intellectual and academic assessments; please let your evaluator know what specific tests are required by your school(s).


Admissions assessments can generally be completed within one session. We encourage parents to make sure their child has had a good night’s rest and eaten prior to taking the assessment. Many parents find it helpful to let their young child know that they will be working with a person who is “like a teacher” on different “activities.” Following your appointment, you will typically receive your report within one week of the initial testing date. Though most parents do not choose to come in for a formal feedback session, you are welcome to schedule an additional appointment to review the findings from the report with your evaluator.