Tuesday, June 4, 2013

IQ SCORES AND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FACTORS DETERMINING THEM


Reading related writing activity: “Why people keep misunderstanding the connection between race and IQ”; Level**reading tasks
IQ tests, which have long been believed to measure innate intelligence, are applied all over the world. However, the conclusions of such tests are open to misinterpretation, and can lead to misunderstandings. IQ tests assume knowledge of reading, writing and various cognitive skills which are often linked with developed countries. People in developing and underdeveloped countries just don’t have those skills. Some experts also disregard the effects of environment and upbringing. It has been found that the higher the socioeconomic status of the family, the higher the IQ of the child simply because of the opportunities provided.  It has been found that the role of genetics and environment varies greatly depending on background and opportunities. However, IQ scores are good indicators of future success and achievement so efforts should be made to raise IQ scores of disadvantaged groups in society through quality education so as to provide more equity.

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