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  1. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 2 years ago

    Even IQ tests are nor reliable enough to predict a true genius! In fact, there are no tests for such, let alone just memory types of tests!!

  2. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, almost 2 years ago

    I’ve been told the tests aren’t supposed to pick out the guaranteed successes as much as they’re meant to winnow out the likely failures. Of course, that only applies to the academic world. Anyone with smarts & a strong work ethic can do well, regardless of education.

  3. cdward

    cdward said, almost 2 years ago

    Many universities are choosing to ignore these tests since they appear to have almost zero predictive ability. Grades and essays are what still do the trick.

  4. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Test are imperfect instruments. The problem remains about how do you allocate resources to those most likely to benefit from them. Some one still has to select who will fill the available slots at a college or a job. It is too expensive to try everyone out for a year or two to find out if they can do anything.

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 2 years ago

    Speaking as an authority on assessment…IQ has been shown to account for no more than 25% of performance on the job. So even if the SAT were a great assessment instrument (which it is not), it would hardly be a comprehensive assessment.
    Harvard made the SAT optional around 15 years ago. Ironically, shortly after the death of one of their greatest faculty members, who had challenged the SAT and related instruments since the 1970s.

  6. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Yes.

  7. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    We make our world smaller and smaller by the use of statistifying everything almost to the point of voodoo-think.

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @motivemagus

    "Speaking as an authority on assessment…IQ has been shown to account for no more than 25% of performance on the job. "

    I used to know a kid that embodied the old saying “book smart, street stupid.” He got straight A’s in school without really trying, but outside of his school work he acted like a complete and utter dumb a**. For someone so smart, he seemed completely incapable of thinking before acting.

  9. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Where are the conservative posters…
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    Ya just hadda go and rattle their cage, dincha? Ya went and woke up Harley, hungry for his liberal-hate breakfast rant.

  10. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Jase99

    There is a difference between being in a structured enviornment like school where there are expectations, and being in the real world where you are free to make your own decisions in competition with everyone else.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    When you think of IQ also think of Eugenics which it was created for to measure who is “superior” and “inferior.” Even today it is only one measure of intelligence. Once you get up passed 160 it is even less precise.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @DoctorUmmmNo

    Emotional Intelligence, or how you deal with people is a better indicator of success than IQ or SAT scores.

  13. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, almost 2 years ago

    @DoctorUmmmNo

    “Anyone with smarts & a strong work ethic can do well, regardless of education.”
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    Not necessarily.
    One also needs “connections.”
    Tell me that GHWB or GWB did well because of their smarts and their work ethic. Duh….

  14. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, almost 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    “Once you get up passed 160 it is even less precise.”
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    It’s even less precise once you get past 160….
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    Smiley

  15. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Private Colleges have at least 2 goals for admitting a student. The college is not going to be embarrassed by the student’s behavior. And, the student will donate $$$ to the college in future years.

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