Many IQ tests are used today. Whether they measure actual intelligence or simply certain abilities is controversial. IQ tests measure a specific functioning ability and may not accurately assess your talents or future potential. Results of any intelligence test may be culturally biased.
The Wechsler test and the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales (SC) are the most standardized and widely used exams. Average test results range from 90 - 110:
- A score below 70 indicates intellectual disability.
- A person who scores 130 or higher is usually considered gifted, although different programs set different levels for this classification.
- A person with a score of 145 - 160 is usually classified as highly advanced or very gifted.
- A person with a score of 165 or higher is usually classified a genius.