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Is IQ labeling reasonable in schools?
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Is IQ labeling reasonable in schools?

by Vivek Singh | Aug 12, 2013

An intelligence quotient, or IQ, is a score derived from one of several standardized tests designed to assess intelligence. The abbreviation "IQ" comes from the German term Intelligenz-Quotient, originally coined by psychologist William Stern.[1] Sometimes IQ level is also considered as synonym of the ability to learn or understanding the concept and stand in a class.

These days in almost all schools, either in India or abroad, IQ grading is common to grade the students in classes. Generally speaking, in most of the schools, IQ grading is used to grade students based on learning ability. Teachers labeled the students with particular classes like dull, smart, studious. For years, it's a matter of debate that classifying children by IQ is good or bad. A group of educationalists supports it as by dividing students on IQ helps to understand which kids need more attention on performance. At the same time, there are also people who deny this fact. According to them, dividing the students or labeling them on ability is not fair. This may put them in depression and get them a feeling of learning disability. The following audio from NPR radio debates on this topic:

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About the author:
Vivek Singh is the founder and owner of BharatTutors. Founded in 2010, BharatTutors.com is one of the fastest growing online platform to connect students and tutors in India.
Author's BharatTutors profile link:http://www.bharattutors.com/index.php?dll=profile&item_id=0

Resources:
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligence_quotient
2. http://www.npr.org/sections/education/

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