Re: Peyton Manning scores 1030 on SAT's
posted at 3/30/2013 7:50 PM EDT
In response to dreighver's comment:
As far as I'm concerned, the majority of the 'math' portion of an SAT test does little to measure aptitiude, but rather, it measures knowledge. The reading portion certainly tests aptitude a bit more, however knowledge is still a leading factor.
The SAT does nothing to measure the intelligence of a person. All it does is measure how much you've learned.
Manning scoring a 1030 doesn't mean he's a stupid person, but that he didn't learn much in class. Perhaps that's a reflection of his overall intelligence, but it'd be silly to assume that. Lots of brilliant people simply don't pay attention in class or take the time to master the material. Not saying this is the case with Manning, but it should be kept in mind.
BAM BOOM POW!
And to further that, it tests your memory. Do you remember the specific formula to calculate the area of a circle? I don't know...I'm 17, and was more interested in the girls rack in front of me than some d a m n formula. I bet I'd hae a better shot at calculating her bra size.
How'd Richard Branson, founder of Virgin EVERYTHING do on the SATs? Oh, he dropped out of school at 16, and here's a little snippet:
"He then attended Stowe School until the age of sixteen. Branson has dyslexia and had poor academic performance as a student, but later discovered his ability to connect with others."
To be fair though...he's British. They don't have SATs.