I went to higher ground back in the old days , good thing I got out of thereIt is entirely possible that Somalis have average IQs much higher than what has been thrown around on this board. I used state standardized test data for two high schools in Minnesota that are 100% Somali to show this possibility.
The first is Ubah Medical Academy in Hopkins and the second is Higher Ground Academy in St. Paul. Combined these two schools have about 1,000 students that are 100% Somali.
Higher Ground Academy compared to the state average:
Ubah Medical Academy compared to the state average:
Almost 100% of each school qualify for the Reduced or Free Lunch program from the USDA. If you adjust for poverty using this program as a proxy for poverty, Somalis outperform even Whites almost all the time! These data have shocked me since I saw them a few hours ago, absolutely mind blowing.
Keep in mind that Minnesota, as a state, has some of the most intelligent people in the US. Being near average in Minnesota means being moderately above average in the US.
@Amun come in here ASAP!!!! Your thread about Nigerians is the reason I looked for this info to begin with.
I don't know why I took it seriously tbh. Actual IQs in Somalia are probably very low because of malnutrition, mid 70s if I had to guess. But, the average IQs of Somalis born in the west are in the mid 80s to low 90s.
Also notice the increase in performance throughout the late 2000s It was pretty bad back in 2007
Good point. Whatever caused that increase, i'm hoping the trend continues. The main point either way is that these kinds of stats should be impossible coming from a group with 68 IQ. I'm thinking it's closer to 90, maybe late 80s.Also notice the increase in performance throughout the late 2000s It was pretty bad back in 2007