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Questions about the IQ test FRT, Figure Reasoning Test

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Today I took an IQ test called FRT, administered by Mensa Sweden. The test had 45 questions and I had 20 minutes. I could do 38 before the time was out, and I think I solved, if not very, almost every, of those 38 problems. So I figure my score is pretty close to 38 of 45.

My estimated IQ will be sent by mail within 6 weeks, so I thought I'd try estimate something on my own. Does anyone know anything about the FRT test and how the raw score translates to IQ? Please? Pleeeaase?

What you have stated right here is 100% wrong. FRT is a test that is not age corrected. The amount of answers does not 'give' IQ score in such a way that you mentioned. Mensa does not use only sd 15. Mensa uses sd variably and according to the test used. So, Mensa says that IQ score is useless, unless you mention the test you took. FRT used sd=15, but RAPM II through which I qualified a few years ago, uses sd=24. RAPM is age corrected, unlike FRT. Not many National Mensa groups use it since it has changed to the above [FRT] since 2006 [it was applied my country]. Please read a few things regarding IQ before submitting a[ny] answer or estimation.

Um, that's not how standard deviations work. Getting 84% correct is not the same thing as being in the 84th percentile. Without knowing the mean and standard deviations of the raw scores, you can't work out how raw scores translate into standardized scores. For all you know, only 5% of the population gets 38 or above correct.

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Um, that's not how standard deviations work. Getting 84% correct is not the same thing as being in the 84th percentile. Without knowing the mean and standard deviations of the raw scores, you can't work out how raw scores translate into standardized scores. For all you know, only 5% of the population gets 38 or above correct.

You are right 100%! !!

Um, that's not how standard deviations work. Getting 84% correct is not the same thing as being in the 84th percentile. Without knowing the mean and standard deviations of the raw scores, you can't work out how raw scores translate into standardized scores. For all you know, only 5% of the population gets 38 or above correct.

You are right 100%! !!

All answers available on Mensa Luxembourg National Supervisory Psychologist web site.

Search "isabelle delhaye mensa qi tests" on Google (I'm not allowed to post a link on this forum)

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Last edited by mumiland on 02 Feb 2010, 11:23 am, edited 3 times in total.

IQ testing is often a bi-product of other test, and it was never set up for brain proud individuals. It is not very good in that respect. It was designed to find relative deficiencies and is not a measure of intelligence.

Have you read the TOS of WP?

IIRC (and I may be wrong about this), this test measures something other than mathematical ability, so I wouldn't assume that someone who can't work out certain complicated equations (especially if said someone doesn't know how the test is scored to begin with, hence not knowing what equations to work out anyway-- and, as was said, we would need to know the mean and standard deviation) couldn't have gotten 38/45 (an arbitrary number given that we don't know how hard the test was) correct.

...I suppose I could go into Aspie Research Mode and find your answer if you want, but you'll get your score eventually anyway.

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My estimated IQ will be sent by mail within 6 weeks, so I thought I'd try estimate something on my own. Does anyone know anything about the FRT test and how the raw score translates to IQ? Please? Pleeeaase?

I'd google it. It sounds interesting. I'd love to find another kind of IQ test for my little guy to take. He comes out OK on a standard IQ, but is prodigious (top one percent of the top one percent) on other kinds of tests. That's not unusual for a divergent thinker, but that's not exactly how he is either. He's already a member of MENSA, and he's great how he is, I'm just really curious about how his unusual mind works. He's 9.

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