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Understanding IQ Tests and IQ Scores

Where do IQ tests come from? What does IQ stand for? What are IQ percentiles? If an IQ test is supposed to measure a person's intelligence, what is intelligence? IQ and occupation… Is there a correlation? What does ‘multiple intelligences’ mean? How reliable are IQ tests? Can IQ be increased?

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IQ Scores and IQ Score Interpretation

IQ stands for intelligence quotient. Supposedly, it is a score that tells one how "bright" a person is compared to other people. IQ scores are often misunderstood. Learn the basics of IQ score interpretation in this article.

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IQ Test Scores: The Basics of IQ Score Interpretation

“What do you mean my child isn’t gifted — he got 99 on those tests! That’s nearly a perfect score, isn’t it?” “The criteria you handed out says ‘a score in the 97th percentile or above.’ Peter got an IQ score of 97! That meets the requirement, doesn’t it?” Comments like these are not unusual and indicate a complete misunderstanding of IQ test scores.

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