What Is Intelligence Anyway? Essay

835 Words Feb 2nd, 2015 4 Pages
What is intelligence anyway? Intelligence is defined as the ability to learn and develop skills, but when they test for intelligence they only test on an academic level. Along with these biased questions some students are bad test takers which is entirely intensified by the testing environment approved by most states, this along with everything else certainly determines that if students who are renowned in other fields but are not academically up to par will fail this test. There should be a test used for tested intelligence on a broad scale using many different professionals to make these questions not just the academically gifted. Without a test that reflects students gifted in fields other than academics we will be throwing away some of the brightest minds of our time. These tests are called intelligence tests when really they just test academic proficiency which gives some students an advantage over the others, they also don’t cater to those bad test takers and those bright in fields other than academics and it is because of this that we lose potential world changing students, this test is not what we need it leaves out to many and rewards those gifted in the field of academics.
Intelligence is a word that is used very strictly these days. To be intelligent students must have passed their SAT’s with almost perfect scores and have a 4.0 GPA, compared to the student who uses his time at school to develop his skills in woodworking and mechanics but didn’t do too well on his…

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