Mensa for Kids
You may have heard of Mensa, the high IQ society. But did you know there is Mensa for Kids?
I recently received a postcard in the mail that offers $10 off the membership application process, which requires a review of test scores. In case you want to use it, here’s what the postcard said:
Sam Smith, a local 5th grader, has just been accepted as a member of American Mensa, the high IQ society. In order to become a member, Sam had to score in the top 2% on a standardized, accepted intelligence test. Sam is in his school’s gifted program, so he had already qualified for Mensa with his scores on the CogAT.
Like many kids his age, Sam is interested in baseball, music, and video games. But, let’s face it, Sam’s a little different than most other kids. As a Mensa member, he plans to meet other kids who are smart lke him and maybe even get his jokes.
We’re Mensa, and we are the oldest and largest high-IQ society in the world. We ofer resources and activities for gifted youth of all ages and their families.
We accept more than 200 tests for membership. Some common tests given in schools along with their qualifying test scores include:
- Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) – 132 (composite)
- Naglieri NonVerbal Abilities Test (NNAT) – 130
- Naglieri Non-Verbal Abilities Test II (NNAT-II) – 132
- Otis Lennon School Abilities Test (OLSAT) – 132 (total SAI)
- Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RIAS) – 132
To view qualifying scores on these or other accepted tests, vist www.us.mensa.org/testscores.
To help you get started, take $10 off the cost of test score review. Download a membership application at http://www.us.mensa.org/application. Use the promotion code CPE to receive a $10 discount on submitting test scores. This offer expires 2/15/12 and may not be applied toward taking the Mensa Admission Test.
FYI, no one in my family has ever tried to join Mensa, but I used to participate in their listserv discussion group about gifted kids.