what is IQ?

what is IQ?

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what is IQ?

An intelligence quotient (IQ) is overall score will be collected from several standarized tests or subtests designed to assess human intelligence level.

IQ was a score obtained by classifying human's mental age score by using  an intelligence test.

IQ  scores associated with some factors such as morbidity , mortality and parental social status.

IQ scores are used for educational placement, estimation of mental disability and evaluating job applicants.

IQ test types

There are several types of IQ tests and their struscures different from each other some tests are used with adults and many specifically designed to be applied for children.

The most common used tests include

Cognitive Assessment System
Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children
Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale
Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities.


Uss of IQ tests

IQ tests can be used for many diffrerent purposes include

Educational assessment and placement
Assessment and diagnosis of intellectual disability
Cognitive research
Job candidate evaluation
Assessing cognitive abilities including memory, speed, and attention.




Effect of IQ tests

IQ score can affect on different aspects of your life such as work. Higher scores always associated with higher accomplishment and lower scores may indicate some sorts of mental problems.


IQ Classifications


Definition iQ levels

130+ Very Superior
120 to 129 Superior
110 to 119 High Average
90 to 109 Average
80 to 89 Low Average
70 to 79 Borderline
69 & below Intellectual Disability