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ellyyoungggg
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christopher1006
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Common core testing does not capture the true intelligence of the person taking the test.

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Started: 5/7/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ellyyoungggg

Pro

I think that Common Core testing can not measure the true intelligence of a child taking the test. Not every student's intelligence can be measured on paper. Students can be smart in other ways. For example, a child who has dyslexia may not perform as well on the written part of a Common Core test. This does not mean that this student is not smart in other ways such as musically gifted or a math genius. Students should be more than just a test score and I don't think that Common Core takes that all into consideration when giving a grade.
christopher1006

Con

As Pro failed to define what the difference between the intelligence and "true intelligence" of a Human are, one can only assume that they are one and the same. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, intelligence is as follows, "Human intelligence, mental quality that consists of the abilities to learn from experience, adapt to new situations, understand and handle abstract concepts, and use knowledge to manipulate one's environment". Therefore, with a definition to work with, Con will assert that the Common Core tests are able to measure intelligence.

This definition will prove that the Test does in fact measure intelligence. It is merely not precise due to a binary result.
Debate Round No. 1
ellyyoungggg

Pro

As Con failed to define, according to Howard Gardner who is a psychology professor at Harvard university and who has won a Nobel prize there are 9 kinds of intelligence. Gardner believes that the 9 kinds of intelligence are as follows:
Verbal-linguistic intelligence
Logical-mathematical intelligence
Spatial-visual intelligence
Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence
Musical intelligences
Interpersonal intelligence
Intrapersonal intelligence
Naturalist intelligence
Existential intelligence

How can a Common Core test measure alternative forms of intelligence that the student taking the test might have? The answer is simple, it does not.
christopher1006

Con

Pro accepts that true intelligence, suggesting a unified standard, does not exist. As the Pro is surely aware, the Common Core Tests are comprised of multiple sections. These include the Mathematics and Language comprehension exams. As they test students by forcing them to apply knowledge rayher than simple memory, they fall under the Con definition and prove that the tests can accurately, if not precisely, determine intelligence.
Debate Round No. 2
ellyyoungggg

Pro

Con miss understood my previous argument. A student can be intelligent in many ways, all these ways of intelligence are equally important and the Common Core does not test for all of them. How can Common Core tests that are Mathematics and Language test how musically intelligent, bodily-kinesthetic intelligent or naturalist intelligent the student taking the test is? These test are tailored in a way so certain students do better than others. Common Core does not test to the strengths of all the recipients taking the test. Student's intelligence are more profound and unique than any Common Core test can ever measure with there silly comprehension and Mathematics and Language exams.
christopher1006

Con

Con will reiterate, there are multiple definitions of intelligence, with all but the most ambiguous recognized as theories and therefore controversial. The common core does not test with that theory in mind because there is no garuntee as to the truth of it. Until the satisfactory empirical evidence is released that will prove the Pro's particular version of intelligence, the common core testing will be relatively unchanged due to its accuracy. As students must pass a certain standard of data manipulation, the test accurately places students at, or below, that standard for required intelligence. I thank the Pro for pasting this debate challenge, it is always interesting to be forced to research the roc at hand.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by christopher1006 2 years ago
christopher1006
I accept this debate. I should be able to finish round 1 before 3:00 pm CST.
Posted by Wylted 2 years ago
Wylted
It's not meant to gauge the IQ of somebody.
Posted by the_ultimate_creation 2 years ago
the_ultimate_creation
Dont even get me started with that mosule nonsense and the specialized high school crap. Testing was a huge mistake in school
Posted by NNEye 2 years ago
NNEye
Common Core is stupid. Administrative heads wouldn't solve a math problem the way they require 4th graders to do so.
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