All schools conduct IQ tests. What is wrong with these tests is they make all students aware of whomever had scored the highest. This should remain private. In an old “Leave it to Beaver, ” the Beaver scored the highest in the entire school. Once his friends found out they belittled him unmercifully. They claimed he was acting stupid when he was really smart all along. They said he was not nice by doing this and had no desire to be friends with him. The IQ tests are based on intelligence. However, all children have different experiences, read at various levels, and may or may not study a variety of topics. They may do chemistry or biological experiments at home from kits sold online or in stores. Much of this boils down to their interests. The tests were introduced in 1905 in France by Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon to discover the reason why some children were struggling in school and others simply breezed through. In the early 1900’s they were used for a variety of reasons including the selection of people who should be sterilized, criminals and their various capacities, for military purposes, plus other reasons to determine their abilities. It is a widely controversial topic still today. We all have abilities some more than others. We have skills based on our lives, experiences and education. If we took an IQ test today, our scores would be very different from when we were in school. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Coming soon audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at www.misplacedtrustbook.com.