The assessment of cognitive abilities draws a range of opinions in terms of the validity of assessing “intelligence”. Begin by defining what is assessed. Choose one side of the argument (that “intelligence” can be accurately measured or that it cannot) and present and review the evidence that supports that position. Focus upon professional literature to establish your position. While your personal experiences with academic assessment may influence your opinion, it is your growing professional knowledge that will help you establish a sound and well informed understanding of the relevant issues.
Choose the response of two learners who took a position similar to your own and offer evidence that would counter both of your arguments.