The fifth edition of the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales (SB5) is a popular, individually administered, norm-referenced test of intelligence and cognitive abilities that can be used across the age range of 2 to over 85 years. The SB5 has a long history and has evolved from an age scale designed to differentiate children of different age levels to a theoretically grounded, point-scaled measure of aptitude.

Historical Background

In 1905, Alfred Binet and Théodore Simon of France published the Binet-Simon Intelligence Scale for children from ages 3 through 11 years. They revised the scale in 1908 to include an estimate of a child’s mental level. Subsequently, in 1911, the test was revised again to extend through adulthood. At that time, the scale was used to identify intellectual disabilities, ...

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