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Brainpower - March 2011
Your Child’s IQ
Did you know? IQ testing was developed in the early 1900s by a French psychologist named Alfred Binet. Binet invented the test after the French government requested he create an assessment to help identify students who required educational assistance. With the help of colleague Theodore Simon, the two psychologists developed the Binet - Simon scale — the basis of the IQ test today. 
Intelligence Quotient (IQ) testing measures verbal abilities, thinking abilities and processing speed, among other capacities to determine the level at which an individual is able to understand, process and use information. 
IQ Scores:
•	80 – less-than-average intelligence
•	100 – average
•	105 – average needed for college-level work
•	120 – average needed for post-graduate studies/medical school
•	140 – genius or near genius
IQ tests can be given as young as 5 years old. Many parents test their children early to ensure they are appropriately placed in school. Test results can be used to seek special accommodations for gifted and talented children, those with learning disabilities and for educational forecasting. 

To learn more about IQ testing, call 281.480.7554 or visit mindworkstesting.org.
17555 El Camino Real
Houston, Texas 77058
Did you know?
Roughly 50% of the population has an IQ score of 90 to 110. Only 5% of the total population has an IQ score of 125 or more. 
Source: The General Intelligence Factor 
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