Masato wrote:Cultural context could also mean nature of the education/curriculum in different parts of the world... any question is easier if you've seen similar type stuff in school, and did years of exercise of a similar nature. Take some people who were raised with a different sort of education or lifestyle who has never seen such things and they will likely appear slower
I'm just hypothesizing, there have been many 'tests' over the ages to try to determine superiority of one group over another, and they are usually devised by the superior group, lol
It could also mean the value each culture puts on scoring high on tests. Take the Australian aboriginal kid, give him a "Non biased" test in some UNESCO tent in the desert and he's not going to give a fuck about putting effort in, his parents have never heard of a test.
At the other end, east asian babies start learning the multiplication tables in the womb. They spend the majority of their childhoods in air conditioned test environments. Their parents WILL kill them in some cases if they score low (Lou).
Still they lose to whitey, that's gotta hurt.