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Explain one advantage of using IQ tests.

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Kathryn Nicholson Explain one advantage of using IQ tests. IQ stands for intelligence quotient and it is a measure of intelligence level. The way intelligence is measured is by using intelligence tests, commonly referred to as IQ tests. The first intelligence tests for school children were devised by Albert Binet and Theodore Simon in France in 1905. ...read more.

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Tests such as the Wechsler Scale, where the items range from very easy to very difficult and so are not age related, are useful because they allow a wide range of abilities to be tested. This is not the case with more simple educational assessment tests. Because it has items for different types of intellectual abilities, the Wechsler Scale is more useful for diagnosing learning difficulties. ...read more.

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This child could then receive special help with improving their reasoning abilities. These tests are also useful for identifying the child who is far above the norm for their age. This gifted child will also have special needs and help would be provided to enable them develop to their full potential. IQ tests are a great advantage in identifying children with unusual gifts and learning difficulties at an early age. They can then receive the special care and attention they need to develop their abilities fully. ...read more.

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