aptitude test


Definition of aptitude test

: a standardized test designed to predict an individual's ability to learn certain skills

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Recent Examples on the Web The aptitude test measured the basic musical skills of pitch, melody and rhythm discrimination. Cindi May, Scientific American, 21 May 2021 Sanford Wilbourn took an aptitude test in high school and the results pointed him toward a career in farming or engineering. Kimberly Dishongh, Arkansas Online, 21 Mar. 2021 After high school, Jacobs took an aptitude test that showed a high proficiency for math and science, which earned him a scholarship to UC Los Angeles. al, 18 Jan. 2021 During the summer between his junior and senior years, he was given an aptitude test to assess his potential. Adam Harris, The Atlantic, 29 Sep. 2020 Rice filled out an application and took an online aptitude test -- the same one GM gives to all prospective manufacturing employees. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, 18 May 2020 Wonderlic test: The general aptitude test involves 50 multiple-choice questions over 12 minutes. Scott Horner, Indianapolis Star, 11 Feb. 2020 Some districts do require students to pass the armed services aptitude test, but not all. Silvia Foster-frau, ExpressNews.com, 22 Dec. 2019 Thanks from students with dyslexia In one scene, for example, members of the ensemble portrayed the struggle of keeping their inner, childhood dreams alive while tackling aptitude tests, content mastery and paths to a career. Don Maines, Houston Chronicle, 14 Nov. 2019

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1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Aptitude test.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aptitude%20test. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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: a standardized test designed to predict an individual's ability to learn certain skills — compare intelligence test

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