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IQ testing purpose?

  1. Sep 30, 2004 #1
    Today, what tests are considered standard for IQ testing purpose?

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  3. Oct 2, 2004 #2
    The standard IQ tests of today

    • Probably the most typical example is the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) and for Adults (WAIS). The Wechsler battery consists of twelve subtests (Vocabulary, Similarities, Information, Comprehension, Arithmetic, Digit Span, Digit Symbol, Picture Completion, Block Design, Picture Arrangement, Object Assembly and Mazes).

    • ...two highly g-loaded IQ tests (e.g., the Wechsler and the Stanford-Binet).

    • ...the Wechsler Full Scale IQ (a good proxy for g)...

    • Several different highly g-loaded tests (e.g., Stanford-Binet, Wechsler, Raven) differ in other factors unrelated to g.

    • ...the most widely used IQ tests today, such as the Stanford-Binet and Wechsler scales...

    • The most frequently reported test data on secular trends are for the Raven Matrices (nonverbal) and the Wechsler (both verbal and performance scales).

    • ...the mean scores on highly g-loaded tests (e.g., Raven Matrices, Wechsler, Stanford-Binet) all show secular change...

    • ...the normative sample on one of the most widely used individual IQ tests for school-age children (the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised, or WISC-R)...

    • ...each of the subtests of well-known batteries, such as the Wechsler Intelligence Scales, the General Aptitude Test Battery [GATB], and the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery [ASVAB]...

    • This method has been applied in many studies based on almost every widely used mental test, including the Wechsler scales and the Stanford-Binet.

    • As much as 50 percent or so, on average, of the subtests' variance in some well-known test batteries (e.g., the Wechsler IQ scales) consists of test specificity.

    • A number of other standardized tests were similarly designed to minimize sex differences, the best known being the Wechsler Intelligence Scales.
    (Arthur Jensen. The g Factor. pp90, 155, 233, 306, 312, 319, 320, 353, 359, 363, 379, 533.)
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