Repeating Four Digits

PROCEDURE. Say: "_Now, listen. I am going to say over some numbers and

after I am through, I want you to say them exactly like I do. Listen

closely and get them just right--4-7-3-9._" Same with 2-8-5-4 and

7-2-6-1. The examiner should consume nearly four seconds in pronouncing

each series, and should practice in advance until this speed can be

closely approximated. If the child refuses to respond, the first series

may be repeated as often as may be necessary to prove an attempt, but

_success with a series which has been re-read may not be counted_. The

second and third series may be pronounced but once.

SCORING. Passed if the child repeats correctly, _after a single reading,

one series out of the three_ series given. The order must be correct.

REMARKS. The test of repeating four digits was not included by Binet in

the scale and seems not to have been used by any of the Binet workers.

It is passed by about three fourths of our 4-year-olds.