ERIC Number: EJ1121485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Testing for Better "and" Worse
Sternberg, Robert J.
Phi Delta Kappan, v98 n4 p66-71 Dec 2016-Jan 2017
IQs increased by about 30 points in the 20th century. Part of this increase may have been the result of increased standardized testing because testing improves the skills on which students are tested. But although these practices may increase general intelligence, they may impede the development of creativity and wisdom. As a result, our society may be achieving short-term increases in well-being at the expense of long-term ones. Instruction and assessment need to better balance the development of intelligence, creativity, and wisdom.
Descriptors: Intelligence Quotient, Intelligence Differences, Academic Achievement, Creativity, Intelligence, Standardized Tests, Drills (Practice), Testing Problems, Student Development, Relevance (Education), Time Factors (Learning)
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