Do you think that standardized tests actively reflect your intelligence?
Yes, some if them often do to some extent but they have their limitations.
But here's a caveat: that assumes a direct correlation between knowledge and intelligence which is not always true.
True, but for instance, I am just not a good (long) test taker. I never have been. However, I have straight A's and work extremely hard in school, and don't find it a problem to understand material, so I feel like my ACT and AP scores do not reflect
At all what I do in school, or how smart I actually am. I just wish everyone looked at it in the perspective that grades are much more reflective than standardized testing.
They test your test taking ability and ability to regurgitate rote data. Nothing about intelligence there.
I wish it was looked at that way though. In my experience so far, it hardly ever is.
No, but they really aren't meant to.
What do you mean?
Standardized tests (We're talking about the ones given in schools, right?) are meant to show if the student has been taught the appropriate materials throughout the year. It's basically trying to evaluate the teachers' performance.
True. I guess I never thought of it that way! Although it seems that colleges and places like that never look at it that way.
Standardized tests also exist for other purposes. For example, the NCLEX-RN is the nursing certification test. You can go through years of nursing school and graduate with honors but if you do not pass this test, you don't get to call yourself an RN.