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Message 381509 - Posted: 29 Jul 2006, 10:50:37 UTC

Just quickly, everyone: how does a score of 121/128 on a 'standard' verbal IQ test translate into the mainstream IQ tests/results? Does it translate at all?
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Message 381510 - Posted: 29 Jul 2006, 11:06:51 UTC - in response to Message 381509.

Just quickly, everyone: how does a score of 121/128 on a 'standard' verbal IQ test translate into the mainstream IQ tests/results? Does it translate at all?

I'd need to know what test you took.
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Message 381512 - Posted: 29 Jul 2006, 11:15:45 UTC - in response to Message 381510.

"I'd need to know what test you took." (Robert Brooke)

The testing psychology PhD Candidate assured me that it was a, to paraphrase, 'completely standard' verbal IQ test. So, may we assume a textbook example of a verbal IQ test, ideally in borderless Space?

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Message 381515 - Posted: 29 Jul 2006, 11:23:41 UTC - in response to Message 381512.
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"I'd need to know what test you took." (Robert Brooke)

The testing psychology PhD Candidate assured me that it was a, to paraphrase, 'completely standard' verbal IQ test. So, may we assume a textbook example of a verbal IQ test, ideally in borderless Space?
That's probably true. It is standard. But there are several different standard tests. There's Wechsler, Stanford-Binet, and some others. The only way I can see to determine which you took would be for you to try to google enough information and find a version that fits your 128 maximum possible score. I don't know if 128 is the total number of questions in the test or if that figure is a raw score computed another way.

Good luck.

edit--it might be easier for you to phone the administrator and ask him specifically what test it was you took because you're interested in researching it further. Let us know then?
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Message 381517 - Posted: 29 Jul 2006, 11:34:58 UTC - in response to Message 381515.

"I'd need to know what test you took." (Robert Brooke)

The testing psychology PhD Candidate assured me that it was a, to paraphrase, 'completely standard' verbal IQ test. So, may we assume a textbook example of a verbal IQ test, ideally in borderless Space?
That's probably true. It is standard. But there are several different standard tests. There's Wechsler, Stanford-Binet, and some others. The only way I can see to determine which you took would be for you to try to google enough information and find a version that fits your 128 maximum possible score. I don't know if 128 is the total number of questions in the test or if that figure is a raw score computed another way.

Good luck.

edit--it might be easier for you to phone the administrator and ask him specifically what test it was you took because you're interested in researching it further. Let us know then?


Thanks, I'll do that.

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Message 381527 - Posted: 29 Jul 2006, 12:03:40 UTC

( 121/128 = X/100 + [X/100 * 21/28] )?
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Message 381530 - Posted: 29 Jul 2006, 12:19:27 UTC - in response to Message 381527.

( 121/128 = X/100 + [X/100 * 21/28] )?

I don't know. I'm not certain what you're trying to ask exactly but the raw score of 121/128 may be linear or bell curved depending on the test. I think finding out which test you took is the first step.
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Message 381534 - Posted: 29 Jul 2006, 12:32:29 UTC - in response to Message 381530.
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( 121/128 = X/100 + [X/100 * 21/28] )?

I don't know. I'm not certain what you're trying to ask exactly but the raw score of 121/128 may be linear or bell curved depending on the test. I think finding out which test you took is the first step.
(Robert Brooke)

The highest score possible was 128. I'm also now thinking: 121/128 = X/200 . . . . X = 190! And yes I have contacted the relevant administrator by email. I remain impatient to find out however.

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Message 381554 - Posted: 29 Jul 2006, 13:52:04 UTC - in response to Message 381509.

Just quickly, everyone: how does a score of 121/128 on a 'standard' verbal IQ test translate into the mainstream IQ tests/results? Does it translate at all?
This information alone wouldn't translate. You've been given the raw score, but you don't know how it compares to how anybody else might score, which is the basis of IQ. Depending on the questions, it might be very easy to get 121 correct, or very difficult. You'll need the test administrator to let you know what test you took, or (better) how your score translates into IQ. The second is better because some tests take into account other factors, notably the age of the test taker, and you may not be able to find the information on how the other factors are taken into account.

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Message 381614 - Posted: 29 Jul 2006, 16:22:15 UTC - in response to Message 381515.
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It is standard. But there are several different standard tests.

Standard:
That which is established as a rule or model by authority, custom, or general consent; criterion; test.

"The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from."
A reference to the fact that competing standards become a source of confusion, division, obsolescence, and duplication of effort instead of an enhancement to the usefulness of products.

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Message 381688 - Posted: 29 Jul 2006, 20:01:30 UTC - in response to Message 381614.
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It is standard. But there are several different standard tests.

Standard:
That which is established as a rule or model by authority, custom, or general consent; criterion; test.

"The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from."
A reference to the fact that competing standards become a source of confusion, division, obsolescence, and duplication of effort instead of an enhancement to the usefulness of products.

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Standards', Jeffey, IS plural because there are more than one standard tests as opposed to non professional internet tests, or ones that are specifically used to diagnose dyslexia or ADD, etc.

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Message 381739 - Posted: 29 Jul 2006, 21:14:00 UTC

It's possible that the OP misquoted the tester, who may have used the phrase "standardised test". The standard (norm) for these would be the performance of the general population on the same test, with the average defined as 100. For his question, we don't know what the average raw score would be on the test, nor the standard deviation, so can't tell how his score would translate to an IQ.

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Message 381749 - Posted: 29 Jul 2006, 21:37:36 UTC

MJ, quite possibly true. Regardless, I don't see the need to pick apart the word usage like Jeffey did when it's clear to any intelligent person reading the OP's questions what his intent was.

....oh the irony, Jeffey.

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