Study: High Standardized Test Scores Don't Translate to Better Cognition

Improved test scores were not associated with better memory, speed or attention skills.

A new study finds that higher test scores don't translate into better cognitive ability.
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"It's valuable to push up the crystallized abilities, because if you can do more math, if you can read a paragraph and answer comprehension questions, all those things are positive," he said in the statement. "Schools can improve crystallized abilities, and now it might be a priority to see if there are some methods for enhancing the fluid ones as well."

 

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