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WHAT IS THE STANFORD BINET IQ TEST?

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Last Update Date: 19 December 2017

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

Before we continue this article, we recommend you to read one of our articles named IQ assesment that you can find more general information and also very interesting and surprising information too. For example; Is Einstein the person with the highest IQ score in the world? The answer will surprise you!

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In the intelligence test that was completed in 1905, there were 30 questions from easiest to most difficult ones. The child took the Stanford Binet IQ test questions under the supervision of a specialist, then, assesment was over if the child could not answer any more.

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 showed up.

WHAT IS MENTAL AGE?

The mental age refers a point on the average score table which includes average mental ages according to estimates IQ values. The point is determined according to the assesment result which the kid gets from any intelligence test.


For example; if a child is physically 11 years old, and 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 necessary to make sure that the test applied should be 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 STILL RELIABLE?

Stanford Binet IQ Test questions were updated 4 times until now.

  • The concept of the language changes by time. Because of the changes of 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, so correct answers may not be obtained from the same assesment.
  • Gender difference. Even this is enough 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 PERFORM STANFORD BINET IQ TEST?

As stated above, stanford binet intelligence assesment has 15 subtests. Verbal tests and nonverbal tests are different from in terms of time and method. The following points should also be considered for each subtest.

There are some rules that the test supervisor who will perform the Stanford Binet Test should be careful about. Anything distracting for the kid should be avoided. The test should be performed individually. There should not be any voice and any distracting materials, and the child should not be feel hungry or be in need of going to the bathroom during the test.

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

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

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AN EXAMPLE OF STANFORD BINET IQ TEST

AT WHICH AGE STANFORD BINET TEST CAN BE APPLIED?

There are many thoughts in that regard. It has been said that it can be taken from the age of 2 to adulthood. Of course, the opinion of your expert is more important than these thoughts. Do not hesitate to ask this question.

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