IQ and Achievement Testing
For students applying to grades 2 through 8
We accept either an IQ test, an Achievement Test or a Qualitative Assessment (QA). Note that if you choose to submit an IQ or Achievement test, you must also submit a set of additional forms as explained below. Please schedule your giftedness assessment as soon as possible to ensure completion before the February 15 deadline.
For students applying to kindergarten or first grade
We require that applicants submit a Qualitative Assessment (QA).
We accept Achievement Testing from any qualified professional. Our preferred achievement tests are:
- Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement (WJ-III or WJ-IV)
- Wechsler Individual Achievement Test
For middle schooI applicants, we recommend an achievement test if your child has never been tested, to give you the most information about your child. We recommend the professionals listed below. You can schedule with them directly using the information below. Please let them know you are applying to Helios.
- Linda Leviton, firstname.lastname@example.org, ($650 for Helios application)
- Betsy Buchtel, email@example.com, 408-348-8015
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda is available by appointment on:
- Nov. 26 - Nov. 30
- Jan. 14 - Jan. 22
- Feb. 18 - Feb. 22
- Mar. 4 - Mar. 7
Note: Linda is located in Southern California but travels to the Bay Areas to do assessments on the above dates.
Director, Gifted Development Center, West Coast Offices
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IQ/Achievement Test Additional Forms
If you submit an IQ or Achievement Test instead of a QA, we require that parents fill out the following form in order to give us enough information about your child for admission. The form contains several pages so please allow enough time to complete it. When ready, please upload the form to your Ravenna account.
If you have any questions about selecting or scheduling an assessment, please don’t hesitate to call us at (408) 475-0017 or email email@example.com.