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The Myth And The Truth About Good IQ Scores Part 1

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The Myth And The Truth About Good IQ Scores Part 1

Part The Myth And The Truth About Good IQ Scores: Smarter Than The Average Bear?

There might be some people who claim to have a very good IQ because they have scored good in some tests. Some go to the extent of displaying their IQ score wherein sometimes the score is said to be as high as 120! The intelligence is directly proportional to the score – so is the prevalent belief. But such a claim and belief is false and biased. Each IQ test is unique, hence a high score in one test may cannot be compared to an average score of another test.

A good IQ score is highly subjective. Raw score is what you obtain when counting the answers that are correct. They should be evaluated and interpreted using some rules, otherwise it would be useless. Psychometric principles may be used to compare two scores, but some issues discussed below cannot be ignored before coming to a conclusion about the IQ score.

The Myth And The Truth About Good IQ ScoresThe Myth And The Truth About Good IQ Scores: The Title of the IQ Test

It is rather unfortunate that psychologists haven’t till now frozen on a system to compare two IQ scores from two varying tests. Comparing two scores just on the basis of their magnitude may not be a very good idea. To determine if a score is good you have to know what the test is about and what was the highest score that one secured.

 

The Myth And The Truth About Good IQ Scores: How tough is the test

The second parameter to be focused on is how tough the IQ test it. It will be easy to know if the score is really good, if we know how tough is the test. Usually the tougher the test is the lower one scores. It is highly probable that the IQ scores of two tests with the same name differ.

This is because the level of difficulty of both the tests is not the same. Those who design the test decide upon the level of difficulty depending upon the age group, education and other parameters.

 

The Myth And The Truth About Good IQ ScoresThe Myth And The Truth About Good IQ Scores: The Matter matters

There can be a lot of tests which have the same title or name but have different matter or subject they focus on. A 120 IQ score on one test, say verbal capability doesn’t mean you have the same level on a test with the same name but focus on mathematical abilities.

Usually IQ tests try to include subject from all other categories, but today IQ tests are becoming more and more focused. Hence the subject of focus of the test should also be given its due consideration.

The Myth And The Truth About Good IQ Scores: To Be Continued

Be sure to check out the second part of the series, “The Myth And The Truth About Good IQ Scores”. It will wrap up the information that is listed here and will address more myths.

 
 
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Harvard University Press Defames American RenaissanceNew term: ‘Grubering’ and how it applies to Climate AlarmismLower IQ Seen After Exposure to Plastic ChemicalsExposure to common household chemicals may cause IQ dropMeet William James Sidis (IQ 250 plus) and other IQ giants in new bookIQ Score – An Goal Measure of Intelligence Or Just a Normal TestMaternal exposure to phthalates during pregnancy is linked to lower IQ in kidsMAT 120 “IQ Score”.aviFind Out The Importance Of Your Intelligence Quotient
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