|Intelligence Quality (IQ) is one of the most important factors for identifying cognitive, mental, and learning disabilities and it also could be used as an indicator of a person’s cognitive, mental, and special abilities. Finding children’s IQ can lead to realizing their talents and abilities and also helps early intervention that could be helpful in case there are cognitive or mental problems.
In order to understand the children’s IQ, certain standard tests are available and among them, we can apply one of the most famous and reliable one, the “Goodenough” test, which is also known as (D.A.P). The other one is the Raven test, which is useful for carrying out a more accurate evaluation and having a clearer picture of the mental abilities and IQ of children 5 to 9 years old. By giving both tests and analyzing the results, an accurate picture of the child’s mental abilities will be obtained.
The positive aspects of this test include its proper validity and its great scientific support. Moreover, performing this test is easily applicable for young children, and in the process of performing the test, the child feels satisfied and happy to cooperate. Accordingly, the foregoing test has received a lot of attention from experts both in performing and in representing the nature of the child’s intelligence.
This test evaluates the child’s IQ in seven categories by analyzing the child’s drawing. The seven categories include:
Through this test, the child is asked to draw a person, and after that, the drawing will be analyzed by psychologists and then the child’s mental abilities will be accurately assessed.
The Raven Intelligence test, or Raven’s Progressive Matrices, is designed to measure intelligence and includes a set of images that are given to the person and he/she must fill the cut parts by choosing between the suggested images. This is a very popular test for measuring general intelligence or the G factor of a person. Raven intelligence test is used for assessing visual or spatial intelligence. In other words, this test can be used to evaluate logical intelligence, visual intelligence, non-verbal intelligence, as well as visual and mathematical-logical intelligence.
This test is to measure a person’s talents and abilities in various fields. All human beings have different types of intelligence, which according to Gardner’s theory they divided into 8 parts. These 8 sections are:
By doing this test, the type of intelligence of the person is determined and besides, the innate talents and abilities of the person in different fields are identified. And also, if the person has any weak point, according to his/her intelligence score in that field, appropriate solutions and comments are provided to strengthen the targeted intelligence.
IQ Test (13 Years Old)
An intelligence quotient (IQ) is a total score derived from a set of standardized tests or subtests designed to assess human intelligence. The abbreviation “IQ” was coined by the psychologist William Stern for the German term Intelligenzquotient, his term for a scoring method for intelligence tests at the University of Breslau he advocated in a 1912 book. Historically, IQ was a score obtained by dividing a person’s mental age score, obtained by administering an intelligence test, by the person’s chronological age, both expressed in terms of years and months. The resulting fraction (quotient) was multiplied by 100 to obtain the IQ score. For modern IQ tests, the raw score is transformed to a normal distribution with a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15. IQ scores are used for educational placement, assessment of intellectual disability, and evaluating job applicants. In research contexts, they have been studied as predictors of job performance and income.
To perform the test accurately, please follow the instructions below carefully:
Step one: Give the child a set of colored pencils including seven colors: blue, green, red, yellow, purple, brown, and black.
Step two: Give the child a regular black pencil.
Step three: Give the child an eraser and a pencil-sharpener.
Step Four: Place an A4 size paper in front of the child vertically.
Step Five: Now ask the child:
“Draw a person on this paper as well as you can, and then paint it if you want.”
The test order must be performed exactly as it was mentioned, and if any changes are applied in the test process or the child is told additional sentences, the result will change significantly and will be invalidated. The child should be allowed to draw as he wishes, without any assistance, criticism, or indoctrination. You can only encourage the child by saying “Good, keep going” when he/she has doubts while drawing. If the child asks about the method, tell him/her: “you can draw in any way that you want, it will certainly be nice.”
The child should feel free to choose the location of the person on the paper, its dimensions, the direction of the paper which might be different from the direction you handed him/her, the material of the person, the use of the ruler, adding elements other than the specified subject, colors to pain or even to refuse to paint with colors. Since all these choices made by the child could be meaningful in the analysis of the test, any interference in the process of drawing will change the report and might lead to an improper analysis. As a result, follow the test exactly as instructed and do not interfere in the child’s drawing process in any way.
Step Six: Now take a photo of the child’s drawing and upload it along with the completed form in this section.
.Note that to avoid possible errors due to illegibility, you must type the form before uploading it
Step Seven: When the child finishes drawing a person (D.A.P test), you can now perform the Raven test. If the child does not want to take the Raven test after drawing or if he/she feels tired and bored, you can postpone it until the child rests and is ready for the next test.
Step Eight: Now, perform the GMI test.
IQ test reports are analyzed by expert psychologısts. Each report indicates the type of intelligence, level of intelligence, and the possible gifts or disorders related to intelligence. There are three sections available in each report. In the clinical section, the intelligence issues are analyzed. In the support part, possible roads to increase cognitive abilities are mentioned and in the treatment part, the related disorders and their possible treatment methods are written.