Random Cheese: Should the SATs calculate intelligence?

Posted on November 6, 2014 by

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Photo used with permission from (c) Anne Hornyak

Photo used with permission from (c) Anne Hornyak

“I do not think they should because many people are not good with standardized tests. Some people have anxiety and forget everything.” –Junior Lacey Greiss

“I do believe that the SATs can accurately depict your knowledge; however, I do not think it can accurately depict your intelligence. Intelligence is not just your ability to remember your standard school subjects; it’s the ability to accept and retain new knowledge in the best way suitable for each situation. ” –Junior Alec Rhoads

“No, I don’t think SATs should calculate your intelligence because everybody’s intelligence is on a different level, which means that not everybody has the same idea on what to do and how to solve problems.” –Junior Sophia Hadeed

“No, because a test shouldn’t tell you if you’re stupid or not.” –Sophomore DeShawn Brown

“No, they shouldn’t because a standardized test shouldn’t determine your level of intelligence, especially because you’re under a lot of pressure while taking them, which could alter your scores.” –Senior Lizzay Faust said.

“No, one test can’t be a true indicator of how smart a person is since there are different types of intelligences, and one test can’t assess everything.” –Science teacher Todd Driesbach

“No, SATs shouldn’t calculate intelligence because some people might not be good at taking tests.” –Freshman Hunter Smith

“I feel the scores should not determine how smart a student is.” –Junior Austin Sowa

“SATs do not declare a person’s intelligence. It is a scientific way of assessing one’s knowledge of content that the government deems important for entry into college. If you go to a trade school, testing for entry is altogether different.” –Math teacher Ronald Flicker, Jr.

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