Tuesday, April 26, 2011

IQ Cognitive Ability Tests

Basically you make a list of mathematical or 'verbal' or whatever questions, then ask a lot of people them and the average becomes the 'norm' which is 100. wow.

How actually meaningful is it to know that someone scores high or low on the test (above or below the norm) or that this has any consequences for anything they do elsewhere? I don't know, but probably not terribly meaningful at all.

Just another way of filtering people out really. But of course the test retailers will tell us they accurately predict job performance.

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