Admission

Testing Information

IQ Testing Overview

The Evergreen School’s mission is to serve highly capable students. As a part of the admission process, we require students applying to grades K-8 to submit the results of an IQ assessment. Our goal for students is that they will be successful in our program, and we find that students who score at the 95% and above are a good match for Evergreen. (Please note: Preschool and prekindergarten applicants do not need to take an IQ test.)
 
We understand that one test does not offer a comprehensive picture of any child, but the evaluation can provide a snapshot of a child's cognitive abilities at a particular time, as well as offer insight into their approach to solving different types of problems. IQ tests do not measure achievement.
 
Evergreen accepts the following IQ tests:
  • WPPSI - IV
  • WISC-V
  • KABC II*
*Note: The KABC II may or may not be accepted by other independent schools that require IQ testing as part of the admission process.
 
If you have questions about the testing requirement, please email Director of Admission Susan Smith.

The school does not administer IQ tests, but we provide a list of licensed psychologists who do. (Click the orange button to the right.).
 
Submission Deadline: IQ testing for all applicants (grades K-8) must be completed by January 14, 2021.

For applicants to grades 5-8, additional test results must be submitted by January 31, 2021. (Please see below.)
 

Additional Testing for 5th-8th Grade Applicants

In addition to IQ testing, for students applying to 5th through 8th grade, we typically require either the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Examination) or the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test).

  • ISEE or SSAT: At-home testing is being offered for both of these tests. Please designate Evergreen as a school to receive the test results; our school codes are 3085 for the SSAT and 481692 for the ISEE
This year, due to the pandemic, we recognize that applicant families' access to these tests may be affected. While we will still accept the ISEE or SSAT, we want families to have other options and will be accepting the following tests. If your intention is to use one of these tests to satisfy the ISEE/SSAT requirement, please email admission@evergreenschool.org.

  • CogAT
  • ERB
  • Common Core
  • any other standardized test taken after January 14, 2019
We require that test scores are submitted by January 31, 2021. Once received, the Office of Admission will mark them as complete in Ravenna.

Office of Admission

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  • Photo of Susan  Smith

    Susan  Smith 

    Director of Admission
  • Photo of Nikki Ozaki-Simpson

    Nikki Ozaki-Simpson 

    Associate Director of Admission

Contact Us

By email: Admission
By phone: 206.957.1523
 11/18/20: IQ TEST PRACTITIONER UPDATE
We are aware that some psychologists have paused testing due to the spike in COVID-19 numbers and because of Governor Inslee's recent recommendations. We are working on compiling a list of psychologists who are still offering in-person testing as well as those offering virtual testing. We will update the list below (orange button) as soon as possible.  

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IQ Testing Tips

* Schedule your appointment as early as possible (ideally late summer or fall), as clinicians' schedules fill up quickly during the school admission season.

* Since the IQ test is a cognitive assessment (not an achievement test), children should not be "prepped." Prepping will not raise scores, and trying to prep children may send a signal that the test is a high-stakes situation, causing undue anxiety that may affect their performance. Psychologists are bound to report prior exposure in their full report, and we may be unable to accept the results as valid. Children must wait one year before having the same assessment administered.

* If the cost of an IQ assessment is a financial hardship for your family, please contact our Director of Admission Susan Smith.
Profound learning for the continuously curious

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Preschool Through Grade 8  •  Greater Seattle