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