Student Assessment - Limitations of the IQ Test

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IQ test stands for an ‘intelligence quotient’ test, or a cognitive ability test and these tests are taken frequently by many people as a measure of one’s intelligence. The view that an IQ test accurately determines, or even estimate, and individual’s intelligence is very arguable, and has not been without controversy. IQ tests work on the notion of Symbolic Logic, and since this is not correlated with intelligence, there is uncertainty over what is being measured. The very notion of intelligence can be debated on vigorously, due to the vast possible definitions of the essence of intelligence. Te means by which an IQ test is developed can also greatly influence the outcome , as the test depends on what the test maker considers as…show more content…
Gardner listed 8 different basic intelligences, which he: spatial, linguistic, logical, kinaesthetic, musical, interpersonal, interpersonal and naturalist. 4 Spatial intelligence being the ability to visualize inside the mind a certain object or even an idea; this is generally high in artists and designers. 4 Linguistic intelligence deals with words and language, weather written or spoken. People with high linguistic intelligence can usually speak various languages, with a vast vocabulary, and are good at story telling. 4 Logical intelligence concerns an individual’s ability to deal with abstractions, reasoning and numbers. People with a high logical intelligence are apt at scientific thinking and investigation, and can perform complex calculations. 4 Kinesthetic intelligence deals with the ability to control ones physical movements. People with good kinaesthetic intelligence are generally good at constructing and making things, or dancers. Musical intelligence revolves around the sensitivity to sounds, rhythms, tones and collectively; music. Individuals with high musical intelligence are usually good as singers, conductors or instrumentalists, among others. 4 Interpersonal intelligence deals with interaction with other people, and people with high interpersonal intelligence tend to be extroverts, and can efficiently and effectively communicate with others. 4 Intrapersonal intelligence deals with self-reflective and analyzing skills and such people
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