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    #94997 - 02/18/11 07:52 AM need help interpreting fsiq scores
    bornin69 Offline
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    Registered: 02/18/11
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    My 10 year old daughter was given the WISC-IV IQ test yesterday and got the following scores:

    Verbal 132
    Perceptive Reasoning 125
    Working Memory 138
    Processing Speed 112
    FSIQ 134

    Can anyone explain how the FSIQ is calculated from the 4 subcategories? Obviously, not all scores are weighted equally but I'd really like to know how much weight is given to each score. Thanks so much for your help.

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    #95000 - 02/18/11 08:10 AM Re: need help interpreting fsiq scores [Re: Dottie]
    bornin69 Offline
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    Dottie,

    Thanks so much. I mostly wanted to make sure the test wasn't scored wrong. From someone without expertise in this test, the numbers don't make intuitive sense. Her school required an IQ > 130 in order to move up a grade, which she desperately needs. The 112 number scared me a little bit, but your post is reassuring.

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    #95005 - 02/18/11 09:10 AM Re: need help interpreting fsiq scores [Re: bornin69]
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    I agree with what Dottie said - excellent that the school is going to give your dd the needed skip.

    To put it in perspective, 112 on processing speed is a very good score: If she were a few points higher, at 115, she would be faster than 67% of her agemates. Given her other strenths, even if this is a true representation of her skill, she is 'plenty fast enough.'

    If she isn't yet touchtyping, I would encourage you to hothouse that a bit, as a strong typing speed can help level the playing field with the increased output expectations of a higher grade level.

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    #95045 - 02/18/11 03:40 PM Re: need help interpreting fsiq scores [Re: bornin69]
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    Thanks so much for all of your input.

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    #95051 - 02/18/11 04:38 PM Re: need help interpreting fsiq scores [Re: Dottie]
    Grinity Offline
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    Originally Posted By: Dottie
    Grinity dear, I love you dearly, but stick to the emotional responses and leave the numbers to me, grin .)
    Thanks Dottie. You figured me perfectly....glad the news is even better than I mathed!
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    #95054 - 02/18/11 06:42 PM Re: need help interpreting fsiq scores [Re: bornin69]
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    How did you obtain these scores? All that I was given was percentiles for my child's scores. I would like to request them, but am not sure what to ask for.

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    #95108 - 02/20/11 07:28 AM Re: need help interpreting fsiq scores [Re: bornin69]
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    FWIW, my dd12, skipped a grade and was already very young for her grade prior to the skip. Her PSI score was a 94, if I recall correctly. It came out at the 42nd percentile. She's done very well with the skip and her speed hasn't been a major issue. I do wish that she would work faster and it does seem like her homework takes longer than it should, but then again I am a really fast processor, so my estimation of how long things "should" take may be off wink .
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