If kids learn differently and have different skill sets than what past generations have, why aren't there new standardized tests to accommodate this? If the IQ test was developed for a different kind of student, wouldn't it make sense to develop one that is more applicable for today's students? In and around the Boston area in the late 1700's for example, those who were fortunate enough to go to school and perhaps to the local community college (Harvard) knew how to read in at least English and Latin, and very probably Greek. I bet the percentage of Harvard students today can read Latin and Greek is far less than the students 200 or 250 years ago. This is completely irrelevant. It doesn't address wether kids have gotten smarter or if they are more coddled than in the past. Latin and Greek have very little application in todays world and that's why no one learns them anymore.