Intelligence Tests

An intelligence test is a structured situation designed to elicit information about the cognitive abilities of an individual. The test may be administered individually or in a group. There are certain advantages to having a test administered to a person one-on-one with a trained examiner, typically a school psychologist. No reading need be required on the part of the examinee, so it is possible to test young children and people of limited literacy. And an empathic and perceptive examiner can maintain a continuing high level of motivation on the part of the examinee. Furthermore, the examiner can observe aspects of the examinee's behavior in the testing session that are not reflected in the numerical score but that would assist in diagnosis. On the other ...

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