Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? premiered on FOX on February 27, 2007. Unlike the typical game show that measures intelligence, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? tests adults' lack of knowledge - as revealed by how much they've forgotten since elementary school. Grownups will again find themselves in a classroom setting, revisiting their youth, as they tackle subjects they've already been taught, ranging from art to geography and math to social studies.