And the SAT measures it.
Tag Archives: Race and Intelligence
Yes, IQ Really Matters, Slate
Gauging the Intelligence of Infants, New York Times
Intelligence test given to infants moderately predicts intelligence in adulthood.
Author: “What we’ve done over the past 40 years hasn’t worked.”
Son of Ghanaian immigrants is ranked 11th in his graduating class.
Whites and Asians score twice as high on new “success index” as blacks and Hispanics.
Cuddling with Disaster–The Chinese Won’t, Though, Fred on Everything
Fred Reed sets Tim Wise straight.
The 146-word final essay is riddled with errors.
Gene Linked to Low IQ, Medical Xpress
It negatively affects four percent of the population.
The Poor Neglected Gifted Child, Boston Globe
The federal government spends $11 billion on disabled students; 5 million on gifted students.
1999 NYC Firefighter Examination, Special to AR News
Can you spot the “racial discrimination?”
De Blasio wants $98 million awarded to non-whites who claim written tests were discriminatory.
The SAT Upgrade Is a Big Mistake, National Association of Scholars
Author claims the SAT is being dumbed down to match Common Core standards.
That Old-Time Whistle, New York Times
Even oblique critiques of black shortcomings are not allowed.
Says John Derbyshire.
Half of applicants are black and Hispanic but only 12 percent are admitted.
Feds investigating the same problem in Buffalo.
‘Intelligent People Are More Likely to Trust Others’, Medical Xpress
And institutions require social trust.
Two Myths About the SAT, Real Clear Policy
Persistent myths convincingly put to rest.
Hire like Google? For Most Companies, That’s a Bad Idea, Los Angeles Times
Analysts debunk Google’s claim that intelligence doesn’t matter.
Uncommon Core Heightens Race and Class Math Divide, Huffington Post
The percent of students who met standards at Harlem Village Academy dropped from 100% to 21%.
A New SAT Aims to Realign with Schoolwork, New York Times
Test makers hope to reduce the score gap between rich and poor.
Perhaps it favors the intelligent.
Study Finds Genetic Link Between Height and IQ, Medical Xpress
Tall people are smarter on average.
Court Skeptical of IQ Scores in Deciding Execution, Washington Post
Petitioners want murderers with IQs as high as 75 to be able to argue mental disability.
Job Hunting? Dig Up Those Old SAT Scores, Wall Street Journal
But “putting too much stock in standardized tests can put minority candidates at a disadvantage.”
Solutions to Black Education, CNS News
More good sense from Walter Williams.
New teaching techniques for today’s students.
Your Fate? Thank Your Ancestors, New York Times
Large study of surnames finds that, because of genes, “large-scale, rapid social mobility is impossible to legislate.”
Small differences in genes can have profound biological–and political–consequences.
The Doctrine of Academic Freedom, The Crimson
Harvard senior thinks “academic freedom” should be abandoned in favor of “academic justice.”
Science is making racial reality undeniable.
Thorough analysis of racial preferences completely ignores differences in intelligence.
Scientists Identify Gene Linking Brain Structure to Intelligence, King's College London
They say it accounts for 0.5 percent of total variation in intelligence.
Brooklyn School Cutting Gifted Program to Boost Diversity, New York Daily News
Epitaph for America.
We hope to see you in Nashville this April.
Chinese Firm’s Bid to Allow Parents to Pick Their Smartest Embryos, Daily Mail (London)
This is not controversial in China.
Educated Black Men Remembered as ‘Whiter’, Medical Xpress
Phenomenon is called “skin tone memory bias.”
Study finds genes associated with intelligence vary by race.
Genes associated with intelligence are also linked to latitude.
A Look at What SAT Report on Camden Means, Philadelphia Enquirer
Just three high school seniors in Camden scored “college ready” on the SAT.
Nicholas Wade’s book–to be released in May–is sure to cause a huge stink.
33 percent of the state’s Hispanic third graders are proficient in reading, compared to 64 percent of whites.
Test-Score Gap Widens Between White, Black Students in Chicago, Chicago Sun-Times
Largest proficiency gap since the study began in 2003.
Study Links Autism and Somalis in Minneapolis, New York Times
Both whites and Somalis in Minneapolis have abnormally high rates of autism.
76 percent of Detroit eighth-graders scored “below basic” in math.
Good schools may improve crystallized intelligence, but not fluid intelligence.