IntelligenceGuiding Principles In Choice And Arrangement Of Tests
Intelligence Tests Of Delinquents
Essential Nature Of The Scale
Binet's Questionnaire On Teachers' Methods Of Judging Intelligence
The Distribution Of Intelligence
Necessity Of Securing Attention And Effort
Quiet And Seclusion
Dependence Of The Scale's Reliability On The Training Of The Examiner
Defining Abstract Words
The Relation Of The I Q To The Quality Of The Child's School Work
Counting Backwards From 20 To 1
The Influence Of Coaching
Influence Of Social And Educational Advantages
Copying A Square
Giving Similarities; Two Things
Intelligence Tests As A Basis For Grading
List Of Tests
Average Intelligence (i Q 90 To 110)
Alternative Test: Repeating Three Digits
PROCEDURE. Use the following digits: 6-4-1, 3-5-2, 8-3-7. Begin with two
digits, as follows: "_Listen; say 4-2_." "_Now, say 6-4-1_." "_Now, say
3-5-2_," etc. Pronounce the digits in a distinct voice and with
perfectly uniform emphasis at a rate just a little faster than one per
second. Two per second, as recommended by Binet, is too rapid.
Young subjects, because of their natural timidity in the presence of
strangers, sometimes refuse to respond to this test. With subjects under
5 or 6 years of age it is sometimes necessary in such cases to re-read
the first series of digits several times in order to secure a response.
The response thus secured, however, is not counted in scoring, the
purpose of the re-reading being merely to break the child's silence. The
second and third series may be read but once. With the digits tests
above year IV the re-reading of a series is never permissible.
SCORING. Passed if the child repeats correctly, _after a single reading,
one series out of the three_ series given. Not only must the correct
digits be given, but the order also must be correct.
REMARKS. Others, on the basis of rather scanty data, have usually
located this test at the 4-year level. Our results show that with the
procedure described above it is fully as easy as the test of repeating
sentences of 6 to 7 syllables.
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