Key Concepts in Educational Assessment provides expert definitions and interpretations of common terms within the policy and practice of educational assessment. Concepts such as validity, assessment for learning, measurement, comparability and differentiation are discussed, and there is broad coverage of UK and international terminology. Drawing on the considerable expertise of the authors, the entries provide: - clear definitions; - accounts of the key issues; - authoritative and reliable information; - suggestions for further reading
Created to support students of education on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and established education professionals including those who are members of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (CIEA), this book is an accessible guide for anyone engaged in educational assessment.
Tina Isaacs is Director of the MA in Educational Assessment at the Institute ...
Chapter 23: Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
[Page 72]There is probably no concept in educational assessment more controversial than Intelligence Quotient, more commonly called IQ. Assessment experts cannot agree whether or not it exists, no less on how to measure it. The debate over IQ encompasses some very sensitive factors - race, gender, social class, heredity - and it is almost impossible to present the topic neutrally.
The origins of IQ testing lie in the late ...