Analyzing a Question

When you take the IQ test, the site will determine 13 individual IQ scores for different mental abilities.

If you order your Complete Intelligence Profile, you will be given a report of all these scores and what they mean for you as an achieving individual.

Each problem of the test has sub-problems, requiring you to use many mental skills. These sub-problems present various levels of challenge and require a variety of abilities, some of which are strongly challenged. If any sub-problem cannot be handled, an incorrect analysis will result.

All the problems of the test have been analyzed to determine the mental skills that are required to be used and how strongly those skills are challenged.

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What Is an IQ?

 

Originally, intelligence testing was used to detect children of lower intelligence in order to place them in special education programs. The first IQ tests were designed to compare a child’s intelligence to what his or her intelligence “should be” as compared to the child’s age. If the child was significantly smarter than a normal child of his or her age, the child was given a higher score, and if the child scored lower than expected for a child of his or her age, the child was given a lower IQ score.

This method of determining mental age doesn’t work too well when testing adults, and today, we attempt to write tests that will determine an person’s true mental potential, unbiased by culture, and compare their scores to the scores of others who have taken the same test.

So, we compare a person’s objective results to the objective results of other people, and determine how intelligent each test taker is compared to all other test takers, instead of comparing test takers to an arbitrary age related standard.

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History of Intelligence Testing

Among the first to investigate individual differences in mental ability was a British scientist, Sir Francis Galton, who compared people based on their awards and accomplishments. This research convinced him that intelligence was inherited and led to further studies which involved evaluating individual differences in reaction time and the range and specificity of the senses, which have since been shown to correlate with academic success.

A French psychologist, Alfred Binet, developed a test to accurately predict academic success when the French government asked him to help them determine which children in the public schools would have difficulty with formal education. He, and his colleague, Theodore Simon, found that tests of practical knowledge, memory, reasoning, vocabulary, and problem solving were better predictors of school success than the sensory tests used by Galton. Subjects were asked to perform simple commands and gestures, repeat spoken numbers, name objects in pictures, define common words, tell how two objects are different, and define abstract terms. Similar items are used in today`s intelligence tests.

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What Is the Complete Intelligence Profile?

When you take the IQ Test, you will receive a General Score for free. That score gives you the big picture.

However, should you wish to obtain an in depth report–the details–then you might be interested in your Complete Intelligence Profile, a wide spectrum thirteen-part analysis of your performance that is available for $14.95. With your Complete Intelligence Profile, you will receive a graph and complete written explanations regarding your scores in each of the test’s 13 individual areas of intelligence.

This full report is available to anyone who takes the IQ Test.

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