The goal of IQ tests is an objective idea of how intelligent someone is. Most IQ tests are mainly for adults and ask questions kids shouldn't be expected to know how to answer. If you want to judge your child's IQ, you can find specific tests for children. Finding free tests is difficult, but it is still possible online.
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Find a free IQ test for kids on the Internet. This is easier said than done, because most tests are for adults and the best ones for children charge a fee. A test suitable for fourth-graders is on All The Tests (see Resources), which has 23 questions. The Learn Myself site has an IQ test that factors age into the results. (See Resources).
Begin the test. If your child is taking the test, refrain from helping him. However, reading words for him is OK. There most likely will be a "Don't Know" option, which you can advise your child to press if he doesn't know the answer.
Don't panic or try to go too quickly. Most IQ tests are timed, so wasting time will affect the score.
Think about each question, and what exactly it is asking you to do. If you have trouble understanding it, read it again, and read it aloud if it helps. IQ tests often include odd-sounding questions designed to test logic and problem-solving abilities. The question isn't always written in a simple way. Read the questions again to make sense of them.
Don't cheat. The point of taking an IQ test is to see how intelligent you are, so using calculators on math questions and getting help defeats the purpose.
Do the best you can. If you are disappointed in your score and you tried your hardest, try again in a few months to see if your score improves. Take it as a challenge, and work to get a better score next time.
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