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WHAT IS THE STANFORD BINET IQ TEST?

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Last Update Date: 23 July 2018

The Stanford Binet IQ Test is an intelligence test used to identify gifted children or the children with mental deficiency. The Stanford-Binet is the first official intelligence assesment. It was prepared by Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon.

We will explain more in detail about Stanford Binet Intelligence test however we would like to underline the fact that the test must be conducted by experts.

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In the first Stanford Binet intelligence test which was completed in 1905, there were 30 questions increasing in degree of difficulty. Children took the Stanford Binet IQ test questions under the supervision of a specialist. Test supervisor asked the questions increasing in degree of difficulty until they failed to answer one.

In just three years, the Stanford Binet Assesment was able to collect enough data to detect the average intelligence levels of children of all age groups. According to the results of the assesment, the concept of the mental age had been defined.

WHAT IS MENTAL AGE?

The mental age refers to a point on the average score table which includes average mental ages according to estimated IQ values. The point is calculated according to the assesment result which kids get from the intelligence test.

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For example; a child is physically 11 years old, and if also the mental age of the kid is found 11 years old according to the intelligence test, then the kid has an average intelligence. This may be a little different in gifted children.

HOW TO CALCULATE MENTAL AGE?

When calculating the mental age, it is important to ensure that the test chosen is appropriate for the child's actual age. The mental age is calculated by comparing the actual score of the test with the average score table.

IS STANFORD-BINET RELIABLE?

Stanford Binet IQ Test questions have been updated 4 times until now.

  • The concept of language changes by time. Because of these changes in language affects the results of the intelligence assesment, experts had made some changes on the intelligence assesments respectively.
  • The cultural structure of each country is different, it is not always possible to get correct results from the test.
  • Gender difference may even be a reason for different outcomes.

The Stanford Binet Intelligence Scales has 15 different subtests. These tests are used to measure mainly 4 skills. These are;

  • Verbal-Language Reasoning
  • Visual-Abstract Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Short-Term Memory.

HOW TO TAKE STANFORD BINET IQ TEST?

There are some rules that the test supervisor should be careful about. Any distraction for children should be avoided during test. The test should be performed individually. There should not be any noise and any distracting materials in the test room.

HOW TO TAKE STANFORD BINET IQ TEST ACCORDING TO CHILD’S AGE?

If the child is very young and feels uncomfortable about not being with the family members, one of the family members can join the assesment as an observer. If child is old enough to take the assesment alone, there should be only the assesment supervisor and the kid in the room. The duration of the assesment depends on potential of the kid.

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AN EXAMPLE QUESTION OF STANFORD BINET IQ TEST

WHAT IS THE SUITABLE AGE TO TAKE STANFORD BINET TEST?

There are many different ideas with regards to the age. It is commonly accepted that the test can be taken from the age of 2 to adulthood. Of course, you can always check this with experts.

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