Many school districts offer free group IQ tests to help identify students who could benefit from special programs, such as gifted programs, notes Psychology Today. Examples of IQ tests available include the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT) or Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT). Parents should contact their local school district to determine whether free IQ tests are available.
School districts use a combination of group IQ tests, teacher input and academic record reviews to determine which students will benefit from special programs. If families feel that schools are not properly addressing their children's needs, they can schedule an individual IQ test through a private company, notes Psychology Today. These tests are not free and can be expensive.