aptitude test


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

Examples of aptitude test in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In response, the Nordic country raised the age limit for firearm purchase applicants from 18 to 20, and introduced an aptitude test. Armani Syed, TIME, 2 Apr. 2024 So, for any first-timers, there is an aptitude test. Matt Keenan, Kansas City Star, 30 Jan. 2024 The series found thoughtful and funny ways to examine systematic prejudice, like youngest son Michael (Ralph Carter) pointing out that a school aptitude test is filled with questions geared to the experiences of more well-to-do white people. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 6 Dec. 2023 Racially disparate pass rates on aptitude tests aren’t just a problem for aspiring teachers. Emma Green, The New Yorker, 31 Oct. 2023 The Navy began offering cash bonuses and a student loan repayment program, raised the maximum enlistment age to 41 from 39, and took in the maximum allowable number of what are called Category IV recruits, who score fairly low on military aptitude tests. Dave Philipps, New York Times, 17 Oct. 2023 As part of the process, the Army will use a new aptitude test designed to identify soldiers who have a higher potential for being successful recruiters. Lolita C. Baldor, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Oct. 2023 Participants will be invited to take a free aptitude test at the end of the evening, the release said. Katia Parks, Baltimore Sun, 25 July 2023 Wilkerson’s aptitude test results led him to be trained as a pilot at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Alexandra Kukulka Chicago Tribune (tns), al, 3 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of aptitude test was in 1919

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“Aptitude test.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aptitude%20test. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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aptitude test

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

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