What is the Genius IQ?

Understanding IQ Scores

One’s IQ test scores are dependent on the bell curve. To comprehend the meaning behind what an IQ test is there are some important terms you need to be aware of.

  • Bell Curve: If IQ scores are plotted on graphs usually, they will follow the bell-shaped curve. The highest point in the “bell” occurs in the area where most of the scores are located. The bell is then sloping down to each side. One side is for scores that are less than average, and the other side shows scores that are higher than the average.
  • Mean: The mean is the average score. You can calculate the mean simply by adding the sum of all scores and then dividing the total score.
  • Standard Deviation: This is a measure of the amount of variation within a population. A low standard deviation indicates that the majority of data points are extremely close to the same number. A large standard deviation means how the points are quite dispersed from the standard. In IQ tests it is either plus or plus 15.

What does IQ Score signify

What exactly is a genius score for a test of intelligence? To comprehend the score, it is first necessary to understand a bit about IQ tests in general.



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