Intelligence Tests for Kids
Intelligence can be defined as the capacity to learn and understand.
It can further be defined as the ability to reason, to plan, to solve
problems, to think abstractly, to comprehend ideas, to use language,
and to learn.
There are different methods which measure intelligence - the most
famous is the IQ test, also known as the intelligence quotient test. An
IQ test uses a series of aptitude tests on different aspects of
intellectual functioning. Intelligence tests have a broad range of uses
– they are often used as a tool for measuring a student’s ability to
enter into gifted program but can also be used as a clinical tool to
diagnose learning disabilities and attention-deficit hyperactivity
The average IQ is 100 - scores above 100 indicate a higher than
average IQ and scores below 100 indicate a lower that average IQ.
Half of the population has an IQ between 90 and 110, while 25% have
higher IQ’s and 25% have lower IQ’s:
IQ Description % of PopulationFollowing are the most commonly used IQ tests:
130+ Very superior 2.2%
120-129 Superior 6.7%
110-119 High average 16.1%
90-109 Average 50%
80-89 Low average 16.1%
70-79 Borderline 6.7%
Below 70 Extremely low 2.2%
Weschler Intelligence Scales Published by Harcourt Assessment
- Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children® 4th Ed. (WISC®-IV)
- Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence™ 3rd Ed
- Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale® 3rd Edition (WAIS®–III)
Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales 5th Ed (SB5) Published by Riverside
See our Sample Test Questions area for some types of questions that
can be found on these IQ tests.
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