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Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales

The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, commonly referred to as simply the Stanford-Binet, is a standardized test of intellectual functioning. The Stanford-Binet was revised from the original Binet-Simon Scale by Lewis Terman, a psychologist at Stanford University. It is an individually administered test for children and adults (ages 2 to 85+). The test measures five aspects of intelligence and involves both verbal and nonverbal subtests. The five factors measured by the Stanford-Binet are fluid reasoning, quantitative reasoning, visual-spatial processing, working memory, and knowledge. This entry examines the Stanford-Binet’s history, structure, and reliability and validity.

History of the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales

The modern field of intelligence testing was initiated by the creation of the Stanford-Binet. It is commonly thought of as the first known standardized test of intellectual and cognitive ...

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