11 Steps To Solving Any Problem by Anastasi M. PDF

By Anastasi M.

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Research by Claude Steele shows that socially defined race still matters in our assessments of ability, independent of the actual tests. Steele and his colleague Joshua Aronson have done a series of studies in which both white students and black students were asked to take a difficult test of verbal ability. 8 It may be hard for some of us to believe that variables such as test scores, parental wealth, sex, socially defined race, and caste still affect one’s possibilities in life. But imagine for a moment that the biggest determinant of an applicant’s place in society in general, and in the college sweepstakes in particular, was, say, height.

S. society is not as it is because of an invisible hand of nature, but rather because a closed system has been created. The United States and some other societies have created cultures in which test scores matter profoundly. High test scores are needed for placement in higher tracks in elementary and secondary schools. They are needed for admission to selective undergraduate programs. They are needed again for admission to selective graduate and professional programs. It is really quite difficult to imagine how a person could gain access to many of the highest-paying and most prestigious jobs if he or she did not test well.

Society is also deprived of their talents. So why did such a closed system emerge? In addition to the reasons for the development of closed systems mentioned earlier, there may be a unique historical explanation for why the tests we use are so narrow. An early intelligence theorist, Charles Spearman, active in the first decades of the twentieth century, believed that all there is to intelligence is what he called “general intelligence,” or g. 20 A theory such as Gardner’s suggests that the tests we use for college admissions are too narrow, because they primarily assess only linguistic and logical-mathematical skills.

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