ERIC Number: ED045708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Intelligence Testing in the Schools.
Bennett, Virginia D. C.
Intelligence tests, particularly the Stanford-Binet, have been much abused and unintelligently misused. If the results of such testing are used for the purpose for which they were designed and are interpreted carefully and accurately, then the results can be used to indicate what kind of teaching methods should be utilized; what kind of cognitive strengths exhibited by the pupil can be capitalized upon; and what kind of cognitive weaknesses can be strengthened. It has been the use of IQ tests that has made educators and psychologists aware of the cultural environmental deficits exhibited by certain groups of children. The school is the primary agent that helps children to maximize their potentials, thus enabling them to cope with their environment. Intelligence test scores, when intelligently applied, are the best data available for getting a predictive statement about school achievement. The scores can provide a great deal of meaningful and helpful information about a child, but it must be remembered that a given score means something different for each child who obtains it. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale