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INTELLIGENCE TESTS Its a sad but true fact that people are constantly being measured and tested everyday This testing is not necessarily for themselves but for others to rate and categorize the subjectee That person is then placed and stereotyped based on the result of a test This is unfair However unfair as it may be it is still a reality today that everyone encounters during their lifetime The job market uses tests to see where people will fit in the most with what company Colleges use tests to help determine who is selected to go to their school and psychologists use tests to help determine if someone needs help or not Using tests to place someone in a certain category is unfair unjust and biased People are raised and brought up to their own custom which doesnt always fit in with others customs People experience different situations throughout their life and often cannot relate similar experiences together It has been shown that certain races of a culture score higher than certain races of another culture This is not due to that one race is smarter than the other it could be the fact that the test asked questions that favored one group or another If you give a group of American students a test on the history of North America and compare the scores to the scores of some students from Ethiopia of course the Americans would score higher But you can easily reverse that effect by having the test on a topic the Ethiopians know quite a bit about and then compare it to the Americans Kasschau 1995 My point is the tests have to be equal and fair to each and every person who will take the test which is impossible to do Everyone will have different experiences throughout their life and there is no way preventing that from happening Another discrepancy has come up with intelligence testing and that is of
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