intelligence testing psychometrics- the measure of mental abilities, traits, and processes
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Psychometrics- The measure of mental abilities, traits, and processes.
Achievement tests- Designed to measure skills or knowledge you have already learned.Aptitude tests- Designed to measure your ability to acquire skills or knowledge in the future.
Validity- Does the test measure what it is supposed to measure?Reliability- Does the test yield the same results over time?
Standardized (norm referenced) tests- Tests are pre-tested to determine a bell curve.
History of Intelligence Testing1904 Binet-Simon test was created to test French school children in an effort to determine who needed remedial help.Less than a decade later Americans modified the test to determine innate intelligence and the IQ test was born. (Stanford-Binet became the leading test)
Why do you think it is that intelligence tests became so popular in America during the 20th century?
Three factors help account for this:Screen incoming immigrants.New laws mandating universal education.Military screening.
Sample IQ QuestionsAge 4-Fill in the missing word:
Brother is a boy; sister is a _______.
In an old graveyard in Spain they have discovered a small skull which they believe to be that of Christopher Columbus when he was about 10 years old. What is foolish about this?
Adult-Can describe the difference between misery and poverty, character and reputation, laziness and idleness.Explains how to measure 3 pints of water with a 5-pint and a 2-pint can.
SATStarted in 19011990- Name was changed from Scholastic Aptitude Test to Scholastic Assessment Test. Why?
Cultural BiasOarsman is to Regatta as. . .
The answer was runner is to marathon53% of white students got it22% of black students got itSince then analogies have been dropped from the test.
GREGraduate Record Examinations
Is football better than sex?
Yes! If you are a Florida Gators fan.