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Descriptive Classifications of Intelligence Quotients IQ 130+ 120-129 110-119 90-109 80-89 70-79 Below 70 Description Very superior Superior

High average Average Low average Borderline Extremely low % of Population 2.2% 6.7% 16.1% 50% 16.1% 6.7% 2.2%

There are many types of IQ tests. Each type of test is designed for different purposes. For example, intelligence tests for school-aged are Wechsler intelligence scale for children and Stanford Binet intelligence test. Child intelligence tests are the most widely used intelligence testing for kids. IQ Test Score A General Intelligence Quotient score is a statistically derived number which indicates relative and comparative abilities that can be used to obtain academic skills and knowledge. IQ tests are designed to measure certain aspects of intelligence and they do it very well. The ability to think logically, solve mathematical problems and explore possibilities of selection and choice is an important aspect of intelligence. Academically inclined individuals tend to do well in this area. Analogy test are frequently used to measure this kind of intelligence and they form an integral part of the IQ test in educational institutions. This type of test cannot measure other aspects of intelligence. Those who score high in academics are not necessary to succeed socially. Life skills are also important and even it is difficult to measure, some social and emotional skills. Guidelines for IQ score interpretation (1) IQ does not indicate the correct value of a person. (2) It reflects a level of performance on a set of tasks. (3) IQ scores from a test cannot be taken as the correct measure of intelligence. (4) Use IQ classification tables to understand the level of people with different IQ scores.

Apparently, the IQ gives a good indication of the occupational group that a person will end up in, though not of course the specific occupation. In their book, Know Your Childs IQ, Glen Wilson and Diana Grylls outline occupations typical of various IQ levels: Top Civil Servants; Professors and Research Scientists. Physicians and Surgeons; Lawyers; Engineers (Civil and Mechanical) School Teachers; Pharmacists; Accountants; Nurses; Stenographers; Managers. Foremen; Clerks; Telephone Operators; Salesmen; Policemen; Electricians. Machine Operators; Shopkeepers; Butchers; Welders; Sheet Metal Workers. Warehousemen; Carpenters; Cooks and Bakers; Small Farmers; Truck and Van Drivers. Laborers; Gardeners; Upholsterers; Farmhands; Miners; Factory Packers and Sorters.

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IQ Tests: The concept of tests to measure intelligence was first proposed about hundred years ago. IQ tests are limited in their scope and usefulness in that they can measure only the academic aspect of intelligence. Despite the IQ score, no individual should feel limited in his or her potential for success, and who consider themselves to be non-academic should take pride in their highly intellectual, creative and emotional abilities. A well administered test can provide most information about you overall general aptitudes. The IQ scores will tell whether you are a logical thinker, visually inclined, a verbal or a numerical genius. Intelligence tests also assess the following. 1) Mathematical skills 2) Verbal skills 3) Spatial skills 4) Pattern recognition 5) Logical reasoning 6) Short term memory 7) General knowledge 8) Classification skills IQ test does not consider the social and emotional intelligence. They also do not measure other abilities such as musical and artistic talents, Physical coordination or spiritual level. Types of IQ tests

(5) IQ scores with larger differences from the suggested are more reliable and meaningful. The younger the child is, the IQ score is less reliable. (6) Interpretation of IQ score should occur in the context of broader assessment which should be based in behavior, observation and interview by a psychologist or a team of mental and medical professionals. (7) Even though there is some level of unreliability, these tests are more accurate and reliable. (8) IQ scores are not closely linked to other qualities such as career achievement and happiness. (9) Some scale refer 'ratio IQ' (mental or chronological age) and 'deviation IQ' (these scores deflate ratio IQ which give someone an IQ, based on their ranking using a perfect bell curve distribution). IQ can be expressed in percentiles which is not the same as percentage scores. Percentage refers to the number of items which a child answers correctly compared to the total number of items. Percentile refers to the number of other test takers score that an individual's score equals or exceeds