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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
the extent to which a test measures or predicts what it is supposed to.
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.
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