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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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Studies Show Edublox Increases IQ Scores

The group who did Edublox were tutored simultaneously for 27.5 hours between April and August of that year, and showed an increase of 11.625 in non-verbal IQ scores, from an average of 101.125 to an average of 112.75. The group who did not receive cognitive training showed an increase of 4.625, from an average of 104.25 to an average of 108.875.

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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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What IQ Scores Mean

Intelligence testing began in earnest in France, when in 1904 psychologist Alfred Binet was commissioned by the French government to find a method to differentiate between children who were intellectually normal and those who were inferior. The purpose was to put the latter into special schools. There they would receive more individual attention...

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