The Woodcock Johnson – Fourth Edition (WJ-IV) was administered in order to obtain an estimate of Isaac’s current level of cognitive functioning. Intelligence tests are intended to assess the student’s ability in acquired skills and specific knowledge, problem-solving capabilities, and memory. The scores obtained on the WJ IV can provide an estimate of the student’s performance in school. Nevertheless, these tests do not measure Isaacs’s interest in creativity, curiosity, perseverance, and motivation. The WJIV yields the students cognitive ability information from six clusters: General Intellectual Ability (GIA), Gf-Gc Composite, Comprehension-Knowledge (Gc), Fluid Reasoning (Gf), Short-Term Working Memory (Gwm) and Cognitive Efficiency. An average standard score (SS) on the WJ IV is 100 and an average range of scores falls between 90 and 110. A percentile rank indicates that a student performed as well as or better than the percent of children her age on whom this test was normed. The confidence interval is a range of scores that is often calculated at the .05 level and suggests that statistically, the student’s score should fall within that range 95% of the time if retested in that area. Isaacs’s scores are based on his chronological age of 14 years and 5 months and 15 days.
The definition that appeals to me the most is the definition by Robert Sternberg. I agree that there are different intelligence and not just a general one like Charles Spearman has said. On the other hand, I always believe that there are always not too many either and that is why I agree with Robert Sternberg’s definition more than Charles Spearman and Howard Gardner’s definitions. I can agree with his definition that our society can live without certain intelligence like “musical intelligence.” I would also have to say that “successful intelligence” is more important for our society than others because I personally believe that successful intelligence is what strives our society to a better future and we need more of it. The ability to solve
How intelligence can be measured has been debated for several years by different psychologists. Howard Gardner had a theory of multiple intelligences; the idea that people vary in their ability levels across different domains of intellectual skill. The book talked about eight different intelligences including verbal/linguistic, body-kinesthetic, and logical mathematical. This theory seemed quite logical since different people are good at different things. There are several different real-world examples of people who fall under these categories including Martin Luther King Jr., Serena Williams, and Isaac Newton.
Intelligence comes in a wide variety; it’s not only measured by one’s knowledge of books and performance in the classroom, but when it comes to measuring the intelligence of an individual you will always have controversial responses. Academic Intelligence is clearly not seen through Gerald Graff and Mark Rose’s essays. In Gerald Graff’s work entitled, “Hidden Intelligence”, he covers the points on his personal opinion on how intelligence is not found in people who are “book smart”, but also in those who are “street smart”. Similar to Graff’s essay, Mark Rose touches upon the idea that people who spend more of their time in a more academic environment are not as intelligent as those who don’t. Although both Graff and Rose touch upon similar ideas with minimal differences, they both view each of the problems with different perspectives by creating solutions to their
As a student at Catalina Foothills High School, I believe I have lived up to the tenet of service and display ideals that the National Honors Society seek for in a student and citizen in society. If I am granted membership into the society, I believe I can contribute my qualities to the community as a member of Catalina Foothills National Honor Society and demonstrate the highest standards of behavior to represent our school honorably.
Ultimately, a new view on intelligence should be adopted, providing more people opportunity in their lives to be successful. IQ is a term that is often associated with intelligence and success, but in reality, there is no correlation. When “[Lewis] Terman came out with his fourth volume of Genetic Studies of Genius, the word ‘genius’ had all but vanished. ‘We have seen,’ Terman concluded, with more than a touch of disappointment, ‘that intellect and achievement are far from correlated.’”(Gladwell 90). Lewis Terman was a scientist who lead a study of the correlation between IQ and success. He gathered a large group of children possessing an average IQ of 140 to 200. After studying this group of kids throughout their entire life, he concluded that there is almost no correlation between IQ and success. Furthermore, two kids that were tested and rejected who went on to become Nobel Laureates, whereas not a single one of his “Termites” were. Ultimately, this shows that there is more to success then just intelligence. Through Gladwell’s work, there is a basis of understanding that success is not just intelligence. The fact that there is no correlation between success and IQ shows that there is something else that pertains to success. Gladwell shows that there are other factors that many people have already that are more important than IQ. To continue IQ does not pertain to success, rather one's surroundings
Intrapersonal intelligence is being able to understand yourself, what you feel, and what you want. In “Flowers for Algernon,”
Today in the world everyone views intelligence as a rare characteristic that the top or elite only have. Also they view people as intelligent if they solve very well-know and or popular issues. Through this viewpoint, common people will say that people like Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and or the wealthy are intelligent. According to the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary, intelligence is defined as, “the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria”. I feel that that definition is very specific and does not even cover a decent range of people. In my definition of intelligence, I view the ability to solve simple but confusing problems, and or the ability to use
Competence can be defined as the ability to do something well or effectively. In the same context, social competence is defined as one’s ability to effectively engage in social interactions. According to Ma (2012), there are three aspects to social competence, which are the ability to deal with interpersonal conflicts and develop positive interpersonal relationship, the establishment of a clear self-identity and group identity, and the inclination of being a responsible and serving citizen in one’s society. The ability to develop positive relationships with different people in society serves as a very important aspect that affects the overall development of an average person, especially children and adolescents who go through different developmental
When it comes to multiple intelligence types and factors involved in clinical practices, we often realize
Gardner, Howard (1983). Frames of mind: The theory of multiple intelligences. New York: Basic Books.
“Intelligence is like underwear. It is important that you have it, but not necessary that you show it off.” Everyone is born with the potential to be intelligent rather than being born with equal intelligence. Intelligence can be defined as ones capacity for knowledge or it can be more generally described as the ability to perceive information and retain it. Some believe that it has nothing to do with knowledge but imagination. Intelligence can look like a straight A report card, a monkey doing math, or a plant being able to sense environmental changes and adjust themselves accordingly to ensure self-preservation. A border collie is smart, attentive, and is able to retain information; therefore a border collie is an intelligent animal. An example
The revolution will not be televised and the revolutionary will not be heard. The voices of the discontented; individuals who find themselves weary of the systematic, patriarchal, and capitalistic control of society; will be silenced. Yet the historical narrative of Spelman College, that is indirectly told to students is one of intellectual and communal, organized revolt against this same oppressive system. Spelman students are often proudly told about the formation of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) and of the immense involvement of Atlanta University students in the civil rights movement. However, many scholar activist students on campus, find that there is a large disconnect between activism (the revolutionary) and the general
Intelligence should be measured in different aspects, not something that should only be looked at as book smart. Being the smartest child in class can be helpful in achieving great academic grades and studies, but a person needs more than book intelligence. An important key factor in intelligence is having common sense as
In today’s society, a large amount of emphasis is placed on getting good grades. Day in and day out students are told that getting good grades is detrimental to their future. Unfortunately what many students are not told is that their intelligence is not defined by the marks they receive, but rather intelligence is defined by so much more than a letter on a report card.