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Free Practice Questions for Stanford-Binet ® Test

The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales® was first developed in France and revised in the United States by a psychologist named Alfred Binet. The original purpose of the Stanford-Binet test was to identify children with deficiencies in need of special education, but soon it became an intelligence test that could be given to anyone. In 1916, at Stanford University, a psychologist named Lewis Terman released a revised version of the exam known as the “Stanford-Binet test”.Testing Mom offers free practice questions for the Stanford Binet test.

The Stanford-Binet 5 test helps determine the Intelligence Quotient of children as young as two but most experts would recommend waiting until age 5 or older to administer the Stanford-Binet exam. The version of the Stanford-Binet Intelligence test that is currently used is its fifth edition (SB5 test) which was published in 2003. The Stanford-Binet IQ test is designed to measure intelligence and cognitive abilities in both adults and children.

The content of the Stanford-Binet intelligence test is closely guarded by the psychologists who administer the test.  The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales attempts to assess more innate ability in the child, which makes it much more difficult for a child to prepare for in the conventional sense. The Stanford-Binet test normally takes about an hour to an hour and half for a child to complete. In some cases, the SB5 test may even be split into more than one session depending on the psychologist. The Stanford-Binet IQ test is administered by a psychologist in a one-on-one setting and no parents are allowed in the room while the Stanford-Binet exam is being taken.

The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales has ten individual subtests and within each of those subtests the type of questions may vary as the difficulty level increases. The clinician administering the Stanford-Binet exam will explain to the child what is expected of them while working through each of the questions on the Stanford-Binet IQ test. There are many resources online where you can get free practice questions for the Stanford Binet test help prepare your child. Get 100 free practice questions on to get  started with practice for the SB-5 test.

Here are some practice questions to share with your little one.

1.  Look at this picture.  An important part of it is missing.  What’s missing?

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2.  Question: Why do you eat soup with a spoon?

3.  Point to the thing that is the softest.

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Answers: 1) the plane’s wing is missing; 2) Something like: ‘Because it would fall out of a fork or knife'; 3) 1st picture over the bubble


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greta smith says:

1)planes wing is missing 2)the soup would fall through a fork 3) teddybear the first picture

aziz says:

1)planes wing is missing 2)the soup would fall through a fork 3) teddybear the first picture

Ingrid says:

I want to test my daughter, but I was informed that if I show my daughter test questions before she gets her school placement testing she will get disqualified for admission. It is extremely competitive to get her into the school we desire. How can I help her prepare for the test while I still remain honest about not showing her test samples?

Liz says:

Ingrid–I wouldn’t think that letting her take a practice test should count against her. Practice tests only let the child get used how the test will work, not give her the answers to memorize. That is Not the same as showing her test questions. That’s my take on it, anyway. (You can even make it clear to her that it is just getting her used to test-taking, and not cheating.)

Jay says:

You call this justice?
1. plane wing is definately missing from the picture
2. i don’t have to, i could use bowl, hands or sticks
3. it is the ball, from the picture you can’t tell if the bear is softer says:

This is why they use these types of questions for IQ testing and the Stanford Binet. They can have more than one answer but there’s one answer that the best answer.

JUDY says:

1) The plane is missing a wing on the left side and you cannot fly a plane with one wing..
2)The reason humans use a spoon to eat soup is because you cannot use a fork to eat soup. It just will not work it will go through the lines on the fork.
3)A teddy bear is the softest thing in the lineup.

Ian says:

1) it has no propellers so cannot achieve forward velocity in the air once the wheels drive it to liftoff speed. 2) without a spoon lots of soup will spill down your face and could even soil you clothes. 3) the balloon on the right is so soft it can float in the air.

Chad says:

a. a wing and possibly the crew.
d. Because a spoon does not work well as a hammer
c. the word ‘ball’, perhaps even ‘soft ball’ has a nice soft sound. Unlike the T’s and G’s in the other items. It is also all white (lacing aside), so it’s softest in shade. On my screen, they all feel alike.

Frances says:

I am in a child psych class and this is very interesting. Did not know they had this type of testing.