Pros and Cons of the Iq Test
They do not test perception. They also don’t account for abstract thinkers. IQ tests are very limited. They do not test how people see things, while a very brilliant person may not be able to construct a building out of legos. They might be able to postulate the theories of the universe but are so inarticulate they can’t carry on a conversation for more than a few seconds. Their mind maybe a fantastic place of formulas and ingenious plans but they’re trapped there, unable to be conveyed to others or vise versa.
Con’s- IQ test I believe can be used to stereotype individuals which may limit them. The test also is very limited in predicting non-test or non-academic activities. The long term predictions are inaccurate. They are not concerned with the underlying processes involved in problem solving. They focus on the final product or outcome rather than on the steps involved in reaching the outcome. The practitioner may apply labels quickly and easily, without attempting to examine the specific strengths and weaknesses.
A person that is familiar with the test will have a better advantage over others. These tests are mainly focused on language and math, suggesting if you are weak in those areas your results will be lower. If a child takes it and has a high score it will help determine if he/she should be placed in advanced classes, and it can also help detect if a person is in need of extra help. Behavioral observation during the test can also help provide personality traits. PRO’s-I believe that the IQ test can be used to identify individuals that may need extra help or some type of learning assistance.
Behavioural observation while taking the IQ test can also provide a lot of useful information about the individual taking the test; were they anxious or stressed during the process? Key indicators will be useful for this. The test is highly standardized, highly validated and reliable so you can feel comfortable that the outcome is reliable and accurate. I believe that some people with a high IQ will brag about their results, also it gives some sort of crude measures of a person potential. The test is not culture free and fair and it creates discrimination.
The results are more dependent upon your experiences rather than what you have learned or know. It will also serve as a tracking record for ongoing education. The intelligence test only measures a sample of the person’s behavior and situations in which intelligent behavior is revealed. The test doesn’t provide a accurate reading on how a person functions in everyday living and situations, it doesn’t capture ones social knowledge and creativity. It does not capture real life situations. The tests will not test for perception and it does not account for the individuals that may be abstract thinkers.
I am very intelligent, but my IQ is around 90 which is average. The test doesn’t also take into consideration if the person happens to be dyslexic. I believe that there are several contributing factors to the IQ test that can effect or contribute to results such as: The conditions in the testing room, if there are any distractions. If the child had a good night sleep or a balanced meal before the test. His or her testing ability, are they not a good tested or do they freeze up while taking tests.
If a person is coached before the test is may affect their results and if you are familiar with the test does that mean it isn’t a true score? Maturity will also play a role (now sometimes referred to as emotional intelligence) is extremely important, but it isn’t tested in IQ tests. For instance, you may be advanced at math’s and physics, but it may be of limited use if get angry or frustrated easily. You need to get along with others, stick up for yourself without violence, and be sensitive to those around you and so on.
Losing your temper easily when you are frustrated will cause no end of problems – and not just with peers. I personally don’t agree with all the pros and cons of the IQ test but society in this day and age does like to use it and I believe that this is a good way to label an individual early on, and once you are labeled it is too tough to have it changed. I don’t really think I am a good test taker so I know my results are not a true and accurate one, some people are better taking a test face to face.