Explain how the I.Q. test measures intelligence

Would you consider yourself intelligent? How would you define intelligence? Measuring intelligence has been a part of the educational psychology discourse for many years. There are many ways to define and measure the intelligence of a person. You will be taking two different intelligence tests: an I.Q. test and a multiple intelligences test. Take the I.Q. Test available at the I.Q. Test Labs website and the multiple intelligences test available at the Literacy Works website. Using this experience along with the information from our reading assignment this week respond to the following questions:


  • How do these two different tests measure intelligence?
  • Which test do you think was more reflective of your intellectual ability? Why?
  • How do you feel about the practice of I.Q. testing?
  • In reviewing your results, what did you learn about I.Q. testing?
  • How does your experience connect with the information from the text on I.Q.?
  • Could I.Q. testing be used as a valid tool in the teaching-learning process? Why or why not?
  • Why are I.Q. tests problematic? Consider diverse student populations.


To get started with the first discussion of Week 2, take a look at the tips below.

In addition to reading these tips, review the comments I made when grading your Week 1 discussion posts and the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric. These resources should provide more information about what I’ll be looking for in your discussion responses.

For this discussion response, make sure to:

·       Explain how the I.Q. test measures intelligence

·       Explain how the multiple intelligences test measures intelligence

·       Identify which test you think is a better assessment of your intelligence and explain why you think as you do

·       Share how you feel about I.Q. testing

·       Share what you learned from taking the I.Q. test

·       Discuss how your experience taking the I.Q. test is similar to or different from the descriptions of I.Q. testing in our textbook

·       Explain whether you think I.Q. testing is a valid tool in the teaching-learning process and discuss why or why not

·       Discuss the ways in which I.Q. tests are problematic

·       Discuss how well I.Q. tests assess diverse student populations

Be sure to:

·       Clearly state your answer to each question.

·       Provide evidence for your answers. (You can use quotes from scholarly sources and personal or professional experiences.)

·       Review your post for grammatical errors.

·       Break up your post into several paragraphs based on the topics you discuss.

Also, I have provided a document template to help you as you complete this discussion post. You can find it by clicking the Doc Sharing button in the upper right of this course. You should be able to download the template.

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