Which Questions Do You Feel Most Accurately Gauged Intelligence

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1. Do you think the test was a fair assessment of intelligence? I do not think that a single test can accurately assess an individual’s intelligence or their potential. Intelligence testing was once considered the most accurate way to measure an individual’s potential based on a single score. I have taken a variety of these tests throughout my lifetime, with varying results. Personally, I do not believe the results of this type of testing are a proper assessment of an anyone’s potential on its own. I have taken general IQ tests three times in my life resulting in three different scores 110, 119, & 131. IQ tests claim to measure intelligence with a likely predictor of individual success based on these numbers. While in primary school, I received a score of 110, prompting the education system to lump me into a…show more content…
Which questions do you feel most accurately gauged "intelligence?" Which did you find bothersome? The questions that utilize math and general problem solving can accurately assess an individual’s ability to test in math and general problem solving. These questions answered can allow for an accurate viewpoint of where an individual is at the time of the test. The bothersome questions for me are the repetitive pattern prediction, it is a vital predictor in problem solving, and however, repeatedly posing these questions seems more frustrating than useful. The questions posed in the IQ test measure intelligence based on generalized academic knowledge. Pattern prediction and convoluted questions asking if all baseball players wear hats, and Bill and Patty play together does Patty wear a hat; cannot accurately assess an individual’s intelligence or potential. I believe that these questions are good predictors for how an individual will learn, or perform in the immediate future, not throughout their lifetime. I believe it is unfair to saddle individuals down with a number that fails to factor in the dynamics that influence the test

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