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To: Poohbah
"The Stanford-Binet test does presuppose some cultural knowledge. Once you correct for socioeconomic factors, that 15-point gap vanishes to within the MOE."

I think the 15-point gap is pretty consistent over all the common IQ tests.

33 posted on 06/04/2002 6:19:09 PM PDT by Irene Adler
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To: Irene Adler
I think the 15-point gap is pretty consistent over all the common IQ tests.

Are there any IQ tests that do not require some sort of basic cultural awareness on the test-taker's part?

54 posted on 06/04/2002 6:41:15 PM PDT by Poohbah
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To: Irene Adler
I think the 15-point gap is pretty consistent over all the common IQ tests.

Maybe, but there is really no known way to measure raw intelligence, so culture comes into play in a huge way with these tests. The gansta culture that American blacks are bombarded with is very much anti-intellectual and discourages acedemic achievement, so a lot of low scores are probably due to lack of motivation and preparation rather than low intelligence.

94 posted on 06/04/2002 7:37:21 PM PDT by Squawk 8888
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