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Explanation: It seems that "low average" is a measure relating to a specific IQ span, whereas "below average" is just used in general terms (a group or person comparatively below average in relation to some other group or person):
However, some investigators found intelligence
frequently in either the low average level (IQ values: 85
to 90) or in the lower level (IQ values: 70 to 85; Griebel et al.
1995, Pierre-Kahn et al. 2000). ... More
specific information including the proportion of operated versus
non-operated participants with GIC was not given. In their
study, Griebel and colleagues found in 10 participants (eight
with shunt operation) either low average (85 to 90 points) or
lower IQ (70 to 84 points) test results, with one exception http://journals.cambridge.org/download.php?file=/DMC/DMC44_0...
I think you should look at some of the links I provided. In those contexts, they talk about this test and others, and they use "low average" for an IQ (or score) of 85. As I said below (although I'm not certain about this), below average seems to be
I hope everyone can see this. It's confusing... for example, on the Wechsler intelligence test (another chart I just translated from Puerto Rico), the scaled score ranges over a total of 20 points are called: sobre promedio (14-20), alto (11-13), promedio (10), bajo (7-9), and bajo promedio (1-6). In this case, "bajo promedio" is the low end of the range, so surely here it would be "below avg" and not "low avg" (also because we have "bajo" above it) -- whereas in the question I posed, it was not "bajo promedio" but "promedio bajo," and the full score was given rather than the scaled score. So how do I know whether this score of 85 is low avg or below avg? I believe the standard score is 100, so I suppose that would make 85 a low avg score. I'd rather not be a test score interpreter -- just a translator. Thank you.
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