Stanford-Binet refers to a widely used intelligence test that dates back to 1905. Although other intelligence tests are available, the Stanford-Binet is preferred in high-ability testing because it can differentiate the degree of giftedness at a very high level (IQ > 160) compared with other intelligence tests. The history; the theoretical foundation; the general descriptions; the psychometric properties; the strengths and weaknesses; and the clinical application for gifted assessment of the Stanford-Binet are discussed in this entry.


In France, the Stanford-Binet started life as the Binet-Simon Intelligence Test in 1905, a test developed by psychologist Alfred Binet and physician Theodore Simon to diagnose schoolchildren with mental retardation for placement in special education classes. At Stanford University in 1916, with the publication of The Measurement of Intelligence: ...

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