Intelligence Testing

Intelligence tests measure a student’s overall learning potential.  Intelligence testing is the estimation of a student’s current intellectual functioning through the performance of various tasks designed to measure different types of reasoning.  Components of typical intellectual evaluations include verbal concepts formation, non-verbal reasoning, and working memory. Two main forms of intelligence are involved in most intelligence assessments:

  • Verbal Intelligence is the ability to comprehend and solve language-based problems; and
  • Nonverbal Intelligence is the ability to understand and solve visual and spatial problems.


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