One day your son comes from school with the result of a test where he determines whether he is intelligent, very intelligent or not at all intelligent. Or maybe you even have a gifted child at home and you have not even noticed. Is the result of an intelligence test reliable? Measuring the quotient
One day your son comes from school with the result of a test where he determines whether he is intelligent, very intelligent or not at all intelligent. Or maybe you even have a gifted child at home and you have not even noticed. Is the result of an intelligence test reliable?Measuring the quotient or
IQ of children has been done for decades and there is still no agreement about its reliability. That a test determines if the child is more or less intelligent is something that many people do not accept and, nevertheless, year after year they continue doing tests to measure the intellectual quotient of the children. What is the IQ in children? IQ is the numerical result of an intelligence test that is performed on children. Through a test the cognitive abilities ponen of children are tested, assessing their abilities, abilities, strengths and weaknesses. Logic, deduction, reasoning ability, numerical skills or verbal skills are measured in a few minutes to determine if the child is intelligent or not.
The results of the test define the children according to their intelligence that can be in the average if the result of the IQ oscillates between
90 and 110 . If the result is less than 70
, it may indicate certain cognitive deficiencies or, to put it bluntly, the child may be unintelligent. On the other hand, those values of the intellectual quotient that surpass the 130correspond to gifted children or directly geniuses. Many voices are raised against of these tests to measure the IQ of children because the tests do not measure certain aspects such as, for example, the emotional intelligence, sociability or empathy of the children, very important aspects for the intelligence that have nothing to do with the ability to assimilate knowledge. Does a child's IQ determine his intelligence?
These tests that measure the IQ of children are a good way to discover at an early age which capacities are more developed and in which areas they may have learning problems. But from there to determine the degree of intelligence of the child goes a world. The main reason why we should not take the result of an
CI test al is because intelligence is not measurable. While some still think that intelligent people are those with many academic degrees, others consider that intelligence is best measured based on the ability to be happy. The same thing happens with children. Does having a high IQ guarantee that I am a happy child? Absolutely.