Monthly Archives: August 2012

A world of National IQ data & NAEP En Puerto Rico

For those interested, here is a non-exhaustive list of international assessments by participating nation. Appendix A As I was pointing out to Jason Malloy, by linking studies — see the methodology here — one can derive sound national achievement estimates … Continue reading

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Redebunking Ron

(1) On Ron’s Hispanic Flynn effect (a.k.a The Ron effect) Ron’s at it again with his distortions and omissions. Here’s from his latest: Naturally, such difficulties are non-existent for those individuals whose overweening self-confidence leads them to lob endless casual … Continue reading

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Cuba’s anomalously high National IQ

[update: Unknown to me at the time of writing this post, Richard Lynn and Gerhard Meisenberg had already published a paper which utilized the referred to surveys in making national IQ estimates.] For unknown reasons, Richard Lynn disregarded a number … Continue reading

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Do National IQs predict immigrant performance across Europe?

(Sorry, pics are not lining up and I don’t have a whole lot of time to waste on this. I’m sure you can manage.) Weakly to moderately. Below lists the correlations between L&V (2012)’s national IQs and immigrant student performance … Continue reading

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Irish IQ follies

Following up with Sasquatch’s Irish IQ mini-meta-analysis, I looked at the change in Irish achievement scores over the last two decades. There was an increase of 4 achievement quotient points between 1988 and 2006/2009. So 4 points in 20 years. … Continue reading

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African National IQs, redux

[See also: Waiting for Flynn & AfrIQ-Notes] While searching around I came across this 2006 paper, which provided scores, based on international assessment tests, for 27 African countries, 11 of which L & V (2012) did not have int. test … Continue reading

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I updated my “Hispanic, NLSY ’97” post.

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Umm…no.

(Note: More evidence was added on 08/15/2012.) At the bottom of my “Hispanic “Flynn Effect” in the NAEP” post, I affixed a detailed reply to a critical comment left by Ron.

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Fascinating Discussion at West Hunter

Over at West Hunter, Malloy dropped the following comments: There are dozens of older studies showing that proportion of white ancestry is correlated with higher IQ in Native Americans and Mestizos (where ancestry is roughly estimated by number of Indian … Continue reading

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Hispanic “Flynn Effect” in the NAEP

Below are the NAEP Main assessment, Grade 12, math and reading standardized differences between Whites and Hispanics broken down variously. Ron Unz has argued that we should restrict our focus to US born Hispanics, on the grounds that the performance … Continue reading

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