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#1 of 4 Old 08-11-2011, 08:48 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My son had a RIAS IQ test last June through our school board. They called this morning to say he scored a cumulative score if 160. What does this mean? What category of giftedness does this place him in?

I know the RIAS is not a widely recognized test. He also had a full day of testing at a University, however I have not received those results yet.

I appreciate any insight!
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I reccomend checking out the Hoagies website. They have a lot of great info and I know they have some IQ break-downs. I personally know nothing about the RIAS accept there are 2 different versions and that the ceiling is 160. That would put your child in the very top percentile for that test. I don't know how it compares to other testing though.


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It means he is profoundly gifted.

 

http://www.ops.org/district/CENTRALOFFICES/CurriculumandLearning/GiftedandTalented/SpecialTopics/HighIQProject/tabid/1480/Default.aspx
 

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My son had a RIAS IQ test last June through our school board. They called this morning to say he scored a cumulative score if 160. What does this mean? What category of giftedness does this place him in?

I know the RIAS is not a widely recognized test. He also had a full day of testing at a University, however I have not received those results yet.

I appreciate any insight!


 

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I'd second the suggestion of reading as much as you can from Hoagies! 

 

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