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IntelligenceEffects Of The Revision On The Mental Ages Secured
Intelligence Tests As A Basis For Grading
Guiding Principles In Choice And Arrangement Of Tests
Essential Nature Of The Scale
The Relation Of The I Q To The Quality Of The Child's School Work
Description Of Pictures
The Ball-and-field Test (superior Plan)
Repeating Five Digits Reversed
Material For Use In Testing
Some Avowed Limitations Of The Binet Tests
Binet's Experiment On How Teachers Test Intelligence
Average Adult Alternative Test 1: Repeating Twenty-eight Syllables
The Importance Of Tact
Classification Of Intelligence Quotients
Influence Of Social And Educational Advantages
Quiet And Seclusion
The Ball-and-field Test (score 2 Inferior Plan)
Comparison Of Weights
Counting Backwards From 20 To 1
PROCEDURE. After getting up from the chair and moving with the child to
the center of the room, say: "_Now, I want you to do something for me.
Here's a key. I want you to put it on that chair over there; then I want
you to shut (or open) that door, and then bring me the box which you see
over there_ (pointing in turn to the objects designated). _Do you
understand? Be sure to get it right. First, put the key on the chair,
then shut_ (open) _the door, then bring me the box_ (again pointing).
_Go ahead._" Stress the words _first_ and _then_ so as to emphasize the
order in which the commissions are to be executed.
Give the commissions always in the above order. Do not repeat the
instructions again or give any further aid whatever, even by the
direction of the gaze. If the child stops or hesitates it is never
permissible to say: "_What next?_" Have the self-control to leave the
child alone with his task.
SCORING. _All three commissions must be executed and in the proper
order._ Failure may result, therefore, either from leaving out one or
more of the commands or from changing the order. The former is more
often the case.
REMARKS. Success depends first on the ability to comprehend the
commands, and secondly, on the ability to hold them in mind. It is
therefore a test of memory, though of a somewhat different kind from
that involved in repeating digits or sentences. It is an excellent test,
for it throws light on a kind of intelligence which is demanded in all
occupations and in everyday life. A more difficult test of the same type
ought to be worked out for a higher age level.
Binet originally located this test in year VI, but in 1911 changed it to
year VII. This is unfortunate, for the three Stanford investigations, as
well as the statistics of all other investigators, show conclusively
that it is easy enough for year V.
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