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 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, "These are the workers helping GM to build ventilators," 18 May 2020 Wonderlic test: The general aptitude test involves 50 multiple-choice questions over 12 minutes. Scott Horner, Indianapolis Star, "NFL Combine 2020: Prospective NFL players converge at Lucas Oil Stadium," 11 Feb. 2020 Some districts do require students to pass the armed services aptitude test, but not all. Silvia Foster-frau, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio’s Gervin Academy among 12 school districts under TEA probe for military enlistment claims," 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, "Friendswood High’s student-written ‘White Noise’ to be onstage at state festival," 14 Nov. 2019 Here are some hints: this type of public school dominates the list of top schools as measured by Colorado state tests and college aptitude tests. Krista Kafer, The Denver Post, "Kafer: Support school board candidates who know the value of school choice," 10 Oct. 2019 Because so many new draftees were flooding into the armed forces, psychologists had begun to devise aptitude tests that would find the perfect job for every soldier. Wired, "How the Dumb Design of a WWII Plane Led to the Macintosh," 13 Nov. 2019 In addition to aptitude tests, students should expect that companies will perform background checks and drug screenings as part of the hiring process. Cheryl P. Rose, Houston Chronicle, "Process technicians earn strong wages for serious responsibilities," 16 Sep. 2019 Cohen’s research has found that toddlers who drink beverages sweetened with added sugar, as well as children born to mothers who drank these beverages while pregnant, tend to score worse on childhood intelligence and aptitude tests. Time, "Is Sugar as Bad for Kids as It Is for Adults?," 1 Aug. 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 25 Sep. 2020.

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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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