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IntelligenceIs The I Q Often Misleading?
Using Three Words In A Sentence
The Influence Of Coaching
Frequency Of Different Degrees Of Intelligence
Genius And Near Genius
Naming Familiar Objects
Very Superior Intelligence (i Q 120 To 140)
Alternative Test 2: Repeating Twenty To Twenty-two Syllables
Repeating Five Digits
The Relation Between I Q And Grade Progress
Are Intelligence Tests Superfluous?
Sources Of Data
Alternative Test 2: Repeating Three Digits Reversed
The Ball-and-field Test (superior Plan)
Comprehension Third Degree
Getting Into Rapport
Superior Adult 3: Repeating Eight Digits
Other Fallacies In The Estimation Of Intelligence
Alternative Test: Repeating Twelve To Thirteen Syllables
The three sentences are:--
(a) "_The boy's name is John. He is a very good boy._"
(b) "_When the train passes you will hear the whistle blow._"
(c) "_We are going to have a good time in the country._"
PROCEDURE. Get the child's attention and say: "_Listen, say this: 'Where
is kitty?'_" After the child responds, add: "_Now say this ..._,"
reading the first sentence in a natural voice, distinctly and with
expression. If the child is too timid to respond, the first sentence may
be re-read, but in this case the response is not counted. _Re-reading is
permissible only with the first sentence._
SCORING. The test is passed if at least _one sentence is repeated
without error after a single reading_. As in the alternative test of
year III, we ignore ordinary indistinctness and defects of pronunciation
due to imperfect language development, but the sentence must be repeated
without addition, omission, or transposition of words.
REMARKS. Sentences of twelve syllables had not been standardized
previous to the Stanford revision, but Binet locates memory for ten
syllables at year V, and others have followed his example. Our own data
show that even 4-year-olds are usually able to repeat twelve syllables
with the procedure here set forth.
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