What Are IQ Scores Used For?
are many uses for an IQ Test score in today’s society. Here, we will describe
the three most common uses, but there are many more uses that are not mentioned
1. IQ Test scores are
used to test children to determine if they have a learning disability or if
they are gifted and should receive more advanced classes. Often, if a child is
performed better or worse than expected in school, many teachers and
administrators will request that the child takes and IQ Test to determine their
logical and reasoning capabilities. A low score will often indicate that the
child has a learning disability and will provide the parents and teachers with
the input needed to provide extra tutoring or special learning environments. A
higher score will sometimes lead to the child being placed in advanced classes
or even skipping a grade in school.
2. In addition to
testing children, IQ Tests are used to test adults in many work environments.
For a while, the Army used IQ Tests to test potential applicants and many
private industry employers also use IQ Tests to help determine which
individuals possess the correct skills for a particular role.
3. Lastly, many IQ Tests
are taken purely for information and entertainment value. Scores are used for
comparison with friends and family as well as with the general population. A
score within the top two percent, for example, will gain you acceptance into
the Mensa organization – a social club for highly intelligent people.