Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 10:02:10 -0800
From: Mary Bucholtz bucholtz[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GARNET.BERKELEY.EDU
Subject: Re: Vocabulary & IQ
Now: what to do about people who are not from the normative population? We
have a host of "culture-free" tests; I like the Raven Progressive Matrices
best. Those tests use language-free problems to get at the IQ, and do
acceptably at getting at IQ potential.
Surely language-free and culture-free are not the same thing. And surely
the whole notion of testing is deeply rooted in culture.
Department of Linguistics
University of California, Berkeley