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kc17 July 12th, 2013 4:13am

Do you think that standardized tests actively reflect your intelligence?

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barbearnj Dreaming of Banff
07/12/13 3:44 am

Yes, some if them often do to some extent but they have their limitations.

barbearnj Dreaming of Banff
07/12/13 3:46 am

But here's a caveat: that assumes a direct correlation between knowledge and intelligence which is not always true.

kc17 Minnesota
07/12/13 9:42 am

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

kc17 Minnesota
07/12/13 9:42 am

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.

jonfrei the boonies
07/11/13 10:54 pm

They test your test taking ability and ability to regurgitate rote data. Nothing about intelligence there.

kc17 Minnesota
07/11/13 11:12 pm

I wish it was looked at that way though. In my experience so far, it hardly ever is.

Keldeo Laverre City
07/11/13 9:15 pm

No, but they really aren't meant to.

Keldeo Laverre City
07/11/13 9:24 pm

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.

kc17 Minnesota
07/11/13 9:43 pm

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.

barbearnj Dreaming of Banff
07/12/13 3:49 am

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.