School districts must evaluate thousands of students. If you, a parent, have an underachieving adolescent, you have to evaluate only one. The district has the advantage of scholastic records, skilled observers, and a variety of objective tests. You have the advantage of knowing your child better, longer, and in more varied situations. You have a total familiarity with his history, and, of prime importance, you are motivated more than any teacher, counselor, or psychometrician could ever be. Given these facts, whom—the professionals or yourself—should you believe and rely on?
KeywordsIntelligence Test Intelligent Quotient Skilled Observer Remedial Program Primary Mental Ability
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