andInteresting take on the IQ test. I think most will agree that it's not truly measuring the sum of ones intelligence, but there's always been a strong correlation between IQ test results and later achievement in life. Scientist now think simply the amount of effort one puts forth in the test is indicative of the amount of motivation one has in life in general, yet another reason it correlates to success.
What Does IQ Really Measure? - ScienceNOW:
"Kids who score higher on IQ tests will, on average, go on to do better in conventional measures of success in life: academic achievement, economic success, even greater health, and longevity. Is that because they are more intelligent? Not necessarily. New research concludes that IQ scores are partly a measure of how motivated a child is to do well on the test. And harnessing that motivation might be as important to later success as so-called native intelligence."
Thought this would be appropriate for TAKS week.