University of phoenix
November 21, 2011
I’m not really sure about this test, because I don’t believe I have ever taking one before. I feel that IQ isn’t really a measure of how good you are in school. It is a direct reflection of how quickly you learn and the potential depth of thought you are capable of. This extends into creativity and every facet of interaction with reality; it certainly goes beyond the scope of knowledge and education. IQ test is an accurate measure of a person’s intelligence, only that there are certain environmental factors that can affect it. It has also been proven that results from the score of a standard IQ test may vary up to 15 points, when the person being tested is affected by factors such as mood, anxiety, emotions and biochemistry. In order to lessen the effects of these factors, many people choose to take multiple IQ tests instead of single standard IQ test, simply because the former test gives a more accurate perception. I think IQ test are generally biased against people that have a language disorder, speak a different language, have a low socioeconomic status or those that have limited life experiences. Many test questions or tasks can be influenced from all of those factors. There are some nonverbal assessments that try to eliminate the bias with some success. Finally, I do believe that IQ test are biased against poor people. I do believe that people who are poor are typically less educated. I do not, however, believe that this means they are less intelligent. I just believe that it is possible that a person with a less educational background can score higher than a person that has had a college education.
I don’t agree that a person’s IQ can’t be determined by testing. A person’s capacity for success is not a person’s IQ, and most people confuse the two. A person’s IQ is the relative maturity of that person intellectual...