Founder and Admissions Officer:
Kirk Raymond Butt
High Range Testing
Consultant and Analyst:
LISTING ON GLOBAL GENIUS REGISTRY
GGR is an international listing of living geniuses. The site was developed in August 2022 by Kirk Raymond Butt.
* All IQ scores listed are at, or above, 4 Sigma (160 IQ sd 15).
* Scores are obtained from a First or Second submission score on an untimed high range IQ test.
* Extremely high scores at, or above, the 7 Sigma level (205 IQ SD 15), are not considered to be reliable estimates or predictors of IQ and will not be listed.
*Listings are not static, as all GGR scores are updated yearly according to the latest norms. The scores listed are from tests created by known test authors. Scores on timed IQ tests, including proctored intellectual assessments, are not being accepted at this time.
Requests to have your test score included on GGR can be sent to Kirk Raymond Butt at:
There is currently NO FEE for listing. Only one score per person is permitted on GGR. You may substitute that score for a different one at any time. Normally your request will be processed within 7 days or less.
YOUR EMAIL REQUEST FOR LISTING ON GGR MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION:
1) Proof of your score in the form of the test author issued score report, certificate or email you received after completing the test (JPG, scan, screenshot etc.)
(2) Identity verification (ID) is required (JPG, scan, screenshot etc.). This can be a Birth Certificate, Driving License, Passport or similar type of Picture ID. This is a FREE service and we do not seek out translation services for documents submitted to us. Your documentation must therefore be written in a 'latin-script alphabet' or 'cyrillic alphabet'. Other types of documentation won’t be accepted. Your Picture, Name, Surname, and Date of Birth must be visible on your ID. The rest of your data can be masked/covered. Only scores by individuals who are 18 years old or older will be listed on GGR.
(3) URL links to your test author's website containing your test and the latest norm. For inactive tests, read the information below.
Notes and Additional Information:
Requests to list scores for Profoundly Gifted individuals in the 6 Sigma range, 190 IQ SD 15 to 204 IQ SD 15, are carefully considered by the Admission's Committee (Kirk R. Butt and YoungHoon Kim). Only a small number of tests from qualified and experienced test creators are considered for listing above 190 IQ at this time. To list a score above 190, your admission's request should include the regular documentation required, which includes the test score you wish to list, along with additional proof of at least 1 other untimed high range IQ test score in which you received a minimum score of 180 IQ or above.
The majority of untimed tests listed on GGR will be active, meaning that the test creator is still accepting submissions. If your score is from an acceptable, inactive untimed test, then you need either a screenshot showing that the norm was in the final stage (prior to the test being discontinued), or written verification from the author indicating the norm status when the test was discontinued. Scores from online sites that offer only a computer generated score are not acceptable. Your ‘proof of score’ report is normally in the form of a certificate or emails you received from the test author (JPG, scan, screenshot etc.)
Some test authors do not make their norms and corresponding IQ scores available on a website, and do not respond to requests for this norming data. These scores will not be listed, as scores on GGR are updated yearly in relation to the latest norms.
Untimed high range IQ tests often contain a mixture of questions, and an individual may demonstrate high intelligence in one or more categories. Tests items might consist of any or all of these 4 categories: Verbal, Numerical, Logical, and spatial. The distinction can occasionally be blurred somewhat. For example, tests described as verbal in nature, often contain aspects of logical thought processes. Tests described as numerical in nature, often contain aspects of logical and symbolic thought processes, along with various other types of mathematical content.
Scores will not be listed from any test created by an author with a history of inflating norms or from authors who have spoken disparagingly about their own test or tests and/or have stated that their norming data (and test validity) is problematic. Scores are not permitted from tests where an answer key cannot normally be used, as the test author uses subjectivity to score items. No unusual tests will be listed, such as those that solicit psychic responses for all or part of the test. Downloaded tests that require the test taker to work quickly in a short time frame, while committing to a self-timing honor system, will not be listed.
If the answers to a test are known to have been shared (leaked) through collaboration, the test itself can no longer be listed, although scores received earlier can continue to be listed. Scores by individuals with a history of cheating, conspiring to cheat, or collaborating for the purpose of cheating will not be listed. After a period of 3 years has passed in which no evidence exists to suggest an individual has continued with such activities, they may then apply to have scores listed. These scores will be recent 'fresh' scores.
Scores from untimed high range IQ tests, are the only scores listed on GGR. These types of tests have been developed experimentally to measure IQ in the very high range. Timed and supervised IQ tests, such as the Wechsler and Stanford-Binet, traditionally have limited the measurement range of adult IQs to approximately IQ 160 (SD15). The norming data used to produce these tests is gathered from populations where the great majority of test takers are not high range scorers. The efficacy of score extrapolations is a relatively new area of research and requires further study in regard to higher scores (than 160) being awarded by clinicians.
Untimed high range IQ tests go beyond the limited scope of timed supervised tests. They are not hindered by the need to provide more basic level questions that must be answered in a very short time span. Instead, untimed tests allow for the much deeper levels of thought, and strategizing towards finding solutions, that gifted and profoundly gifted people are capable of when allowed sufficient time and resources to work through challenging problems. A sprinkling of easy, medium, and hard problems is required on an untimed test. No amount of time will allow an individual to solve certain harder problems if they are simply not intelligent enough. Having one minute or less to solve each item on a timed test, in a proctored clinical setting, or on an online timed test, does not seem to allow for the in-depth level of thought required to see what an individual is truly capable of.
It is considered unusual for there to be a large score discrepancy of 8 or more points between a second or third preliminary stage norm and the first official test norm. Although the great majority of scores listed on GGR are scores from fully normed tests, scores on tests created by experienced test authors, in the final stages of a preliminary norm, with more than 25 test takers, will be considered for listing if accompanied by a statement from the test author indicating that the test will be normed soon.
Sometimes test authors submit their data to another individual for norming. This is OK, although norming data from a test where the person norming it also took the test (and was given a score) is not acceptable for listing on GGR.
Scores from Competitions or Contests are not accepted unless the test taken continued to be scored by the author, as a regular test, following the competition. These types of tests typically were offered online and through written submissions. Scores derived from Competitions or Contests held in a format such as a 'Game Show' or 'Live' televised event will not be considered.