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IntelligenceThe Validity Of The Individual Tests
Superior Adult 5: Repeating Seven Digits Reversed
Counting Thirteen Pennies
Alternative Test: Giving Age
Tying A Bow-knot
Binet's Experiment On How Teachers Test Intelligence
Are Intelligence Tests Superfluous?
Giving Definitions Superior To Use
Intelligence Tests Of Superior Children
Finding Omissions In Pictures
Vocabulary; Twenty Definitions 3600 Words
Comparison Of Lines
Arranging Five Weights
Effects Of The Revision On The Mental Ages Secured
Reliability Of Repeated Tests
Special Characteristics Of The Binet-simon Method
The Validity Of The Intelligence Quotient
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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