a test designed to assess what a person has learned
includes the ability to learn how to do things, solve problems, and acquire new knowledge
a test designed to predict a person’s future performance
_______ is the capacity to learn
The extent to which test items represent the knowledge or skills being measured
Measured by item analysis – process of examining each question to see how it is related to the objective being tested.
includes the ability adjust to new tasks, use new concepts, and respond well in new situations
Relationship between scores on a test and an independent measure of what the test is supposed to measure
includes abilities such as reasoning and verbal skills
proposed by Daniel Goleman
•has five components
•Knowing one’s own emotions
•Managing one’s own emotions
•Using emotions to motivate oneself
•Recognizing the emotions of other people
Measures whether a test looks like it tests what it is suppose to test
is a type of statistical procedure that is conducted to identify clusters or groups of related items (called factors) on a test.
includes skills such as spatial and visual imagery, rote memory, and the ability to notice visual details
is the name given to a substantial and long-sustained increase in intelligence test scores measured in many parts of the world.
is a common skill set that underlies all of our intelligent behavior
•factor that Spearman and others believed underlies specific mental abilities
•measured by every task on an intelligence test
the proportion of variation among individuals that we can attribute to genes
variability depends on range of populations and environments studied
Mental retardation (MR) is a generalized disorder, characterized by significantly impaired cognitive functioning and deficits in two or more adaptive behaviors with onset before the age of 18.
Mental quality consisting of the ability to learn from experience, solve problems, and use knowledge to adapt to new situations.
Intelligence quotient (IQ)
The score of an intelligence test that is a number derived from standardized psychological tests of an individual’s capacity to learn.
A standardized test used to establish an intelligence level rating by measuring a subject's ability to form concepts, solve problems, acquire information, reason, and perform other intellectual operations.
a measure of how similarly two different test scorers would score the test.