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Score Interpretation of WAIS IV and MMPI II

By Inderbir Kaur Sandhu, Ph.D

Q: I'm trying to understand what all these test scores mean, can you please tell me what these scores mean?

FSIQ = 110
VCI = 115
PRI = 103
WM= 98
PS= 106
BD= 9
S= 13
DS= 9
V= 14
MR= 12
A= 10
SS= 8
I= 11
VP= 13
LN= 9
CD= 8
C= 8
FW= 11
CAN= 9
PC= 10

VRIN= 55
TRIN= 57t
L= 49
Fb= 71
F= 69
Fp= 52
K= 59
S= 61

Clinical Scales
1= 54
2= 58
3= 61
4= 67
5= 45
6= 63
7= 73
8= 61
9= 59
0= 53

Content Scales
ANX= 79
ANG= 62
FAM= 66
FRS= 53
CYN= 75
WRK= 68
OBS= 70
ASP= 70
TRT= 62
DEP= 64
TPA= 53
HEA= 49
LSE= 80
BIZ= 54
SOD= 72

A: The WAIS-IV indexes are:

Verbal Comprehension Index (VCI) - reflects an individual's ability to understand, use and think with spoken language. It also demonstrates the breadth and depth of knowledge acquired from one's environment. It measures the retrieval from long-term memory of such information.

Score given: 115 (High Average)

Perceptual Reasoning Index (PRI) - reflects an individual's ability to accurately interpret, organize and think with visual information. It measures nonverbal reasoning skills and taps into thinking that is more fluid and requires visual perceptual abilities.

Score given: 103 (Average)

Working Memory Index (WMI) - reflects an individual's ability to take in and hold information in immediate awareness and then perform a mental operation on that information. It also measures the mental manipulation of number operations.

Score given: 98 (Average)

Processing Speed Index (PSI) - reflects an individual's ability to process simple or routine visual information quickly and efficiently. It measures visual and motor speed.

Score given: 106 (Average)

Full Scale IQ (FSIQ): 110 – High Average


Full Scale IQ Percentile Range Classification
130 and above 98 to 99.99 Very Superior
120 to 129 91 to 97 Superior
110 to 119 75 to 90 High Average
90 to 109 25 to 73 Average
80 to 89 9 to 23 Low Average
70 to 79 2 to 8 Borderline
69 and below .01 to 2 Intellectual Deficient

The rest are scaled scores that make the composite scores in each of the four categories. For further understanding, see here:

VERBAL COMPREHENSION SUBTESTS - Similarities (S), Vocabulary (V), Information (I), Comprehension (C).
PERCEPTUAL REASONING SUBTESTS - Block Design (BD), Matrix Reasoning (MR), Visual Puzzles (VP), Picture Completion (PC), Figure Weights (FW).
WORKING MEMORY SUBTESTS - Digit Span (DS), Arithmetic (A), Letter-Number Sequencing (LN).

PROCESSING SPEED SUBTESTS - Symbol Search (SS), Coding (CD), Cancellation (CAN).

The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) is a psychological test that assesses personality traits and psychopathology. It is primarily intended to test people who are suspected of having mental health or other clinical issues but also used for the common population today.

The MMPI-2 is designed with 10 clinical scales, which assess 10 major categories of abnormal human behaviour, and four validity scales, which assess the person's general test-taking attitude and whether they answered the items on the test in a truthful and accurate manner.

The 10 clinical Scales are:
• 1 Hypochondriasis (Hs)
• 2 Depression (D)
• 3 Hysteria (Hy)
• 4 Psychopathic Deviate (Pd)
• 5 Masculinity-Femininity (Mf)
• 6 Paranoia (Pa)
• 7 Psychasthenia (Pt)
• 8 Schizophrenia (Sc)
• 9 Hypomania (Ma)
• 10 Social Introversion (Si)

The scores are indicated based on T-Scores. Score interpretations are:
T >65 indicates high score and needs intervention.
T = 45-54 Average score; no interpretation
T < 45 Low score; no interpretation

I do not administer the MMPI so it is best if the owner of the scores described could see a psychologist to understand the breakdown of the scores for intervention. Some information can be found on this site.

Hope that helps clarify some doubts. Good luck!


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