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How The Scale Was Derived
The tests were arranged in order of difficulty, as found by trying them upon some 200 normal children of different ages from 3 to 15 years. It was found, for illustration, that a certain test was passed by only a very small proportion of the younge...
How To Find The I Q Of Adult Subjects
Native intelligence, in so far as it can be measured by tests now available, appears to improve but little after the age of 15 or 16 years. It follows that in calculating the I Q of an adult subject, it will be necessary to disregard the years he h...
Induction Test: Finding A Rule
PROCEDURE. Provide six sheets of thin blank paper, say 81/2 x 11 inches. Take the first sheet, and telling the subject to watch what you do, fold it once, and in the middle of the folded edge tear out or cut out a small notch; then ask the subject t...
Influence Of Social And Educational Advantages
The criticism has often been made that the responses to many of the tests are so much subject to the influence of school and home environment as seriously to invalidate the scale as a whole. Some of the tests most often named in this connection are...
Influence Of The Subject's Attitude
One continually meets such queries as, "How do you know the subject did his best?" "Possibly the child was nervous or frightened," or, "Perhaps incorrect answers were purposely given." All such objections may be disposed of by saying that the comp...
Intelligence Tests As A Basis For Grading
Not only in the case of retarded or exceptionally bright children, but with many others also, intelligence tests can aid in correctly placing the child in school. The pupil who enters one school system from another is a case in point. Such a pupi...
Intelligence Tests For Vocational Fitness
The time is probably not far distant when intelligence tests will become a recognized and widely used instrument for determining vocational fitness. Of course, it is not claimed that tests are available which will tell us unerringly exactly what on...
Intelligence Tests Of Delinquents
One of the most important facts brought to light by the use of intelligence tests is the frequent association of delinquency and mental deficiency. Although it has long been recognized that the proportion of feeble-mindedness among offenders is ra...
Intelligence Tests Of Retarded School Children
Numerous studies of the age-grade progress of school children have afforded convincing evidence of the magnitude and seriousness of the retardation problem. Statistics collected in hundreds of cities in the United States show that between a third ...
Intelligence Tests Of Superior Children
The number of children with very superior ability is approximately as great as the number of feeble-minded. The future welfare of the country hinges, in no small degree, upon the right education of these superior children. Whether civilization mov...
Intelligence Tests Of The Feeble-minded
Thus far intelligence tests have found their chief application in the identification and grading of the feeble-minded. Their value for this purpose is twofold. In the first place, it is necessary to ascertain the degree of defect before it is possi...
Interpretation Of Fables (score 4)
The following fables are used:-- (a) _Hercules and the Wagoner_ _A man was driving along a country road, when the wheels suddenly sank in a deep rut. The man did nothing but look at the wagon and call loudly to Hercules to come and ...
Interpretation Of Pictures
PROCEDURE. Use the same pictures as in III, 1, and VII, 2, and the additional picture _d_. Present in the same order. The formula to begin with is identical with that in VII, 2: "_Tell me what this picture is about. What is this a picture of?_" This...
Is The I Q Often Misleading?
Do the cases described in this chapter give a reliable picture as to what one may expect of the various I Q levels? Does the I Q furnish anything like a reliable index of an individual's general educational possibilities and of his social worth? ...
Keeping The Child Encouraged
Nothing contributes more to a satisfactory _rapport_ than praise of the child's efforts. Under no circumstances should the examiner permit himself to show displeasure at a response, however absurd it may be. In general, the poorer the response, the...
Very Superior Intelligence (i Q 120 To 140)
Classification Of Intelligence Quotients
Other Uses Of Intelligence Tests
Giving Differences Between A President And A King
Feeble-mindedness (rarely Above 75 I Q)
Counting Backwards From 20 To 1
Distinguishing Right And Left
Dull Normals (i Q Usually 80 To 90)
Vocabulary; Twenty Definitions 3600 Words
Giving Similarities; Two Things
Superior Adult 6: Ingenuity Test
Superior Adult 5: Repeating Seven Digits Reversed
Superior Adult 3: Repeating Eight Digits
Enumeration Of Objects In Pictures
Repeating Five Digits Reversed
Alternative Test 1: Naming The Months