What's an easy way to improve how African Americans score on IQ tests?

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    Jan 25, 2012 7:19 PM GMT
    I thought this was pretty remarkable - implying what a difference confidence makes on standardized tests. Study details and excerpts at the link:

    http://www.bakadesuyo.com/whats-an-easy-way-to-improve-how-african-amer

    Just don't call it an IQ test.

    In this study, when the exam was introduced as an IQ test, Caucasian students outscored African American students.

    When the same test was labeled a "set of puzzles", the results were reversed. It's a classic example of stereotype threat.
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    Jan 25, 2012 8:13 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidI thought this was pretty remarkable - implying what a difference confidence makes on standardized tests. Study details and excerpts at the link:

    http://www.bakadesuyo.com/whats-an-easy-way-to-improve-how-african-amer

    Just don't call it an IQ test.

    In this study, when the exam was introduced as an IQ test, Caucasian students outscored African American students.

    When the same test was labeled a "set of puzzles", the results were reversed. It's a classic example of stereotype threat.


    That is puzzling
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    Jan 25, 2012 9:03 PM GMT
    so the difference is the individual's own conidence?

    A person is responsible for their own confidence. I cannot fathom how a personal quality should become be a public responsibility.

    If the TAKER thinks he has a "low I.Q." but is "good with puzzles" how is that others' responsibility?

    society has a responsibility to create equal opportunity; that does not remove individual responsibility.
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
    Upper_Cdn saidso the difference is the individual's own conidence?

    A person is responsible for their own confidence. I cannot fathom how a personal quality should become be a public responsibility.

    If the TAKER thinks he has a "low I.Q." but is "good with puzzles" how is that others' responsibility?

    society has a responsibility to create equal opportunity; that does not remove individual responsibility.

    Cultural competency still has a role in how we function. Read that topic "Ask a black guy anything." The poster posted incredible answers.