Pros vs. Cons

Both sides present valid arguments. Can you think of any other benefits or problems with intelligence testing?


Pros
•Can be used to predict students’ performance in school
•Can be used to aid in student placement
•More tests are now based on a blend of theories


Cons
•Not culture free/fair
•Measures achievement, not ability
•Results depend upon experiences
•No clear definition of intelligence
•No treatment validity
•Creates discrimination