“IQ tests hurt kids”

Thanks to Joseph S. from Montreal for pointing out this very interesting and thought-provoking article from the NASP listserve, published in Salon.   What are your thoughts – please share them with the group by making a comment, and let’s have a discussion!


1 Response to ““IQ tests hurt kids””

  1. 1 Gavin Karey-McKenna July 8, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Wow, what a statement to leave hanging out there. Just as true a statement could be “IQ tests assist kids”. Both do not stand on their own. The article appears to miss the point, unless only assessments that purport to measure intelligence are administered only or alone. We do not administer tests in isolation, we use a battery of tools, one of which is a measurement of intelligence. School Psychology is an art, it has a basis in scientific research and reliability, however the application and judgement and interpretations really is the practicality of applying it all to enable a better understanding of a student and potentially helpful ways of assisting students to independent learners for their entire lives.

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