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The Kohs Block Design Test was developed in 1923 at Stanford University by Samuel Calmin Kohs (1890-1984), building on earlier and similar designs. . In a later revision by Hutt, scoring of the test incorporated the time taken to complete each trial[1].

The Block Design Test was subsequently adapted by David Wechsler into the WAIS ([[Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale.

The Kohs block design is a performance test to measure intelligence. The test consists of 16 colored cubes and 17 cards with colored designs, which the subject is supposed to duplicate by using the blocks. Because the instructions are easy to give and easy to understand, the test was designed so it could be given in mime , therefore making it especially valuable for testing those with language or hearing handicaps, or individuals speaking a different language than the administrator of the test.


  1. Hutt, M.L. (1932). The Kohs Block-designs test: a revision for clinical practice. Journal of Applied Psychology, 16, 298-307'

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