Advantages And Disadvantages Of Iq Test

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There is a copious amount of advantages and disadvantages associated with this proposition of a standardized IQ test granting entry to third level education institutions. From the research I have carried out, I found many theories of intelligence and intelligence assessment, which convey the various advantages and disadvantages associated with this proposition. In my opinion, and from the research and reading I have carried out, I find the ‘standardized IQ test’ to be slightly too general to be used.
Having said this, I have found there to be a strongly advantageous side to introducing this IQ test. Firstly, it allows students to achieve a realistic perspective on the intellectual standard required by third level education. Tigner (2000) states that analytical intelligence is what IQ tests typically measure. It is suggested that analytically intelligent people tend to adapt well to problem solving and decision making. (Sternberg, 1996). These are both are qualities associated with third level students, and the work they must carry out. This would make sense in having an IQ test examination upon entry, to filter the ‘able’ students
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Separated into four processes, PASS seems to take into account the various types of intelligence and how to measure them. The Planning process involves the individual to determine, select and use efficient solutions to problems - measuring analytical intelligence. The Attention process requires the individual to attend to a particular stimulus – this measures all three types of intelligence. The simultaneous process requires the individual to group the stimuli, and, lastly, the successive process is the process where the individual integrates stimuli into a serial order that forms a chain-like progression. (Naglieri & Das,
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