Posted: Jun 08, 2014 8:38 am
by Cito di Pense
The_Metatron wrote:Do any intelligence tests exist that directly measure ability to learn, instead of what one already knows?

You know, test a subject to determine where their skills end, then measure what it takes to add to those skills?

I'm familiar with placement tests, for example, placing a student somewhere within a sequence of language-learning that builds up in a predictable way, or mathematics placement tests.

Adding to those skills? Well, there's the short term, which is the way most people study: Prepare for the final, and then forget it, if it's not cumulative, as with maths and languages. Maybe that's why standardized tests bifurcate around language and maths. I can still give you the names of the capital cities of all fifty US states, and a pile of fairly stable nations, if that would make anyone happy.

We are familiar by now with all sorts of attempts to extend learning accomplishment to other areas. Emotional intelligence?