IQ Testing

IQ stands for “intelligence quotient” and it is a person’s score on one or more standardized tests designed to measure human intelligence. It is usually measured in comparison to the results of people in a person’s own age group.

IQ testing is often used to determine a person’s educational placement, to assess intellectual or developmental disability or to evaluate job applicants.

Modern IQ tests include different sections such as verbal, memory and complex thinking, then calculate the total score from the individual sections. The “average” IQ score is usually considered to be 100. The average IQ range is between 85 and 115.

There is much difference in opinion regarding which tests are the most accurate or if IQ tests are valuable tools at all.

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