We’re going theoretical again…
I don’t believe in IQ tests. I’ve never had my daughter tested because I think there can be a lot of false assumptions made because of them. I’m not saying that the results are false, I’m just saying there’s a lot more to a child than a three digit number. But for today, we are going to use IQ as a predictor of ability to learn. For this and only this, we will assume that the higher the IQ, the easier the child understands academic material.
Again- this is similar to the widget and just an exercise in thought, not practical application.
Child X has an IQ of 140.
Child Y has an IQ of 120.
Child Z has an IQ of 100.
(none of these children has an IEP or learning issue. The only difference is IQ)
Do you teach all of these children the same subject matter in the same way? Like, everyone learns common core?
Do you spend the same amount of time teaching each of these children the same thing? For example, do you spend three weeks with each child teaching them basic addition?
Now, keep in mind your answerer as we change the parameters:
Does your opinion change if you find out all the children are from high income homes?
Middle income homes?
Low income homes?
Think if any factors change the way you think about the basic problem, which is if you think all children should learn the same way.