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the extent to which a test yields consistent results, as assessed by the consistency of scores on two haalves of the test, on alternate forms of the test, or on retesting
reliability
the extent to which a test measures or predicts what it is supposed to.
validity
the extent to which a test samples the behavior that is of interest (such as having a driving test that samples driving tasks)
content validity
the behavior (such as future college grades) that a test (such as the SAT) is designed to predict; thus, the measure used in defining whether the test has predictive validity.
criterion
the success with which a test predicts the vahavior it is designed to predict; it is assessed by computing the correlation between test scores and the criterion behavior (aka criterion-related validity)
predictive validity
a condition of limited mental ability, indicated by an intelligence score of 70 or below and difficulty in adapting to the demands of life; varies from miled to profound.
mental retardation
a condition of retardation and associated physcial disorders caused by an extra chromosome in one's genetic makeup.
down syndrome
a self-confirming concern that one will be evaluated based on a negative stereotype.
stereotype threat