The Stanford–Binet Intelligence Scales were the first in the modern field of intelligence testing, or IQ testing. The test originated with the French psychologist, Alfred Binet in the early 1900s and then was later revised in the United States at Stanford University. The current version is the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition (SB5).
What is the SB5?
The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition (SB5) is a standardized test of intelligence used to measure a range of cognitive abilities. The SB5 is used for ages 2 through 85 years and older. The test measures a person’s knowledge, reasoning, short-term memory, and visual-spatial skills.
The SB5 subtest scores combine to form two domain scales: the Nonverbal IQ (combines the five nonverbal subtests) and the Verbal IQ (combines the five verbal subtests). The Full Scale IQ, thought to be the best summary score of global intelligence, combines all ten subtests. On the SB5, scores between 90 and 110 are considered in the Average range.
What is the SB5 used for?
The SB5 is commonly used by psychologists for educational placement, career assessment, and neuropsychological treatment. The SB5 can help individuals qualify for any needed special services including recommending appropriate interventions for cognitive difficulties.