Re: FWD [forteana] Re: I. Q. Tests

From: KPJ (
Date: Wed Aug 22 2001 - 01:24:18 MDT

It appears as if Loree Thomas <> wrote:
|A small percentage of people with IQs of over 120 will
|join. A very much smaller(orders of magnitude)
|percentage of people with IQs of 100-120 will join.
|No people with IQs between 80-100 will join and if
|anyone with an IQ of less than 80 joins I'll climb a
|transmission tower next to I5 and juggle fire clubs
|topless (Oh wait, somebody already did that. I wonder
|what bet she lost.)

Which IQ test do you refer to? Stanford-Binet?

The term "IQ score" is widely used but poorly defined. There
are a large number of tests with different scales. The result
on one test of 132 can be the same as a score 148 on another
test. Some intelligence tests don't use IQ scores at all.
Mensa has set a percentage as cutoff to avoid this confusion.
Candidates for membership in Mensa must achieve a score at or
above the 98th percentile (a score that is greater than or
equal to 98 percent of the general population taking the
test) on a standard test of intelligence.

This corresponds to a IQ score of 148 on the Cattell Culture Free
scale, which might, or might not, correspond to your "120" value,
depending on what scale you refer to.

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