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Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)
The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) was developed by David Wechsler in 1949 as a downward extension of the adult intelligence test called the Wechsler-Bellevue (Wechsler, 1939). The content for the WISC came largely from the Wechsler-Bellevue Form II although there were some new items added at the easier end to provide a floor for the younger child (Edwards, 1972). As the WISC Manual (Wechsler, 1949) points out, the test was intended for children from ages five through 15 and was standardized separately from the Wechsler-Bellevue Form II.
Sherrets, Steven, "WISC, WISC-R Differences: Fact or Artifact" (1977). Student Work. 2406.