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Alternative namesIntelligence testing
IQ tests are a series of assessments used to determine the general intelligence, or "intelligence quotient" (IQ), of an individual in relation to other people the same age.
There are many IQ tests used today, and the question of whether they measure actual intelligence or simply certain abilities continues to be controversial.
The Wechsler test is the most standardized and widely used exam. Average test results range from 90 - 110:
IQ tests measure a specific functioning ability and may not accurately asses a person's talents or future potential. Results of any intelligence test may be culturally biased.
Update Date: 1/26/2003David Taylor, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT