In any event, measurement of HCS (hypothetical cognitive structure, i.e. IQ) is probably not an issue about which teachers should be overly concerned. While there are special instances when labelling a student might be advantageous, for the most part it is not. Teachers are generally more interested in what is changed by instruction, not in what is relatively untouched by it. – Biggs & Collis, 1982.

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Biggs, J. B., & Collis, K. F. (1982). Evaluating the quality of learning. New York: Academic Press.