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17 Cards in this Set

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the ability of a test to give the same results under similar conditions.
ability of a test to measure what it is intended to measure
Percentile System
ranking of test scores that indicates the ratio of scores lower and higher than a given score.
standard of comparison for test results developed by giving the test to large, well-defined groups of people
the ability to acquire new ideas and new behavior, and to adapt to new situations.
Two-factor theory
proposes that two factors contribute to an individual’s intelligence, g factor, (genetics), and s factor (specific mental abilities).
Triarchic theory
proposes that intelligence can be divided into three ways of processing information. (analytical skills, creative thinking, and practical thinking)
Emotional intelligence
includes four major aspects of interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligences.
Intelligence quotient (IQ)
standardized measure of intelligence based on a scale in which 100 is average.
the degree to which a characteristic is related to inherited genetic factors.
Cultural bias
an aspect about an intelligence test in which the wording used in questions may be more familiar to people of one social group than another social group.
Aptitude test
estimates the probability that a person will be successful in learning a specific skill.
Achievement test
measures how much a person has learned in a given subject or area.
Interest inventory
measures a person’s preferences and attitudes in a wide variety of activities to identify areas of likely success.
Personality test
assesses an individual’s characteristics and identifies problems.
Objective test
a limited or forced choice test in which a person must select one of several answers.
Projective test
an unstructured test in which a person is asked to respond freely, giving his or her own interpretation of various ambiguous stimuli.