The controversy of the IQ test has been going on since We will take a look at the pros and the
cons of IQ testing.
IQ testing has been debated for a long time and we will
take a look at the pros for IQ testing. A major reason why
IQ testing is so widely used is that they are standardised,
reliable and valid. IQ testing is a very good predictor on
how children will do in school. Today’s IQ testing are set
up that there are certain tests for children and different
tests for adults. The most widely used intelligence test for
adults is the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale or the WAIS.
And the most widely used children’s IQ test is the Wechsler
Intelligence Scale for Children. Intelligence test given in
kindergarten begin to predict academic achievement in the
following years. These test are reliable in the sense that
they yield dependable consistent scores. These test are also
consistent throughout life. Also IQ scores predictive
validity correlates well with highschool grades, about
+0.50.(Cornbach, 1970 ; Bernstein et al, 1997).IQ tests also
correlate with how you do outside school; such as your
occupational status IQ testing for job employment is very
successful at finding new employees and is good at
identifying hard workers. IQ testing also has the ability to
identify gifted students with unique educational and
socio-emotional needs. Also IQ tests can identify students
that are underachievers, have low verbal ability, have
handicaps such as learning disabilities, behavioural
disorders, hearing impairments, visual impairments, and
physical impairments. (Kaufman & Harrison, 1986). As we can
see IQ testing is very good at establishing how you are to
do in your academic career and also a good indication of
your academic standing in life.
There are also many opposing ideas to IQ testing. Past
tests were not good for adults because they were calculated
from there mental age meaning that if a person th...
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