Having said, IQ tests are often used within a context that places much regard on it to mean something like goal achievement and potential of people in that context. They can be used as part of qualifications or selection criteria when the situation warrants them.
Maybe it does make sense or not, organizations, schools and even IQ societies like High IQ society, Mega Society, Mensa International, Prometheus Society, Triple Nine Society, Intertel, Giga Society, Cerebrals Society, and Mysterium still rely on IQ scores as a major selection criterion. Why? People and organisations use IQ test as predictive shortcuts about one’s performance. No one wants to waste time on endless evaluations and judgements, so IQ is a fast way.
An IQ test can be used to diagnose someone of learning disability, usually administered by a professional – psychologist.
Misuse of IQ test
Why are IQ tests misused despite the fact they are not error-free? Even the most reliable ones are not 100% accurate in prediction, yet organizations use them since they serve as a fast tool for pruning unwanted applicants; though they could bias the intent behind their uses. How? Many IQ tests are based on logical reasoning, mathematical skills and verbal intelligence which are all left brain abilities, at least theoretically. What if those left-brained concentrated IQ tests are used for right-brained people or what if they were administered to a society that does not possess those skills set? Won’t the result get flopped?
However, neurocritics usually argue that such huge variation doesn’t exist in our brain and that we share the two halves of our brain, structurally and functionally.
It makes sense to simply believe the importance of a quality IQ test that can grossly minimize bias while disregarding arguments about brain processes. Better still, creativity tests make more sense in achieving this, not the traditional IQ test we often rely on