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Stanford–Binet Test

  • By: William M. Bart & David P. Peterson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology
  • Edited by: Neil J. Salkind
  • Subject:School/Educational Psychology (general), Educational Psychology, School Psychology

The Stanford–Binet test is arguably the premier test of intelligence. The latest version of the test is the Stanford–Binet Intelligence Test, Fifth Edition (SB5). The original Stanford–Binet test resulted from the efforts of Lewis Terman at Stanford University. He based the test on the early intelligence tests of Alfred Binet and Theophile Simon from France near the advent of the 20th century.

Binet and Simon constructed the first intelligence test in 1905 with subsequent revisions in 1908 and1911. Educational researchers and psychologists in America subsequently became aware of the work of Binet and Simon. One such researcher was Terman, who became interested in composing a version of the test written in English and adapted to American individuals. In 1916, he prepared the first version of the ...

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