intelligence test

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Definition of intelligence test

: a test designed to determine the relative mental capacity of a person

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Travis Bradberry is the co-author of the bestselling book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and co-founder of TalentSmart, which provides emotional intelligence tests and training to corporate clients. Dr. Travis Bradberry, Quartz at Work, "Nine skills you should learn that pay off forever," 13 Aug. 2019 Many private schools in New York City have stopped using intelligence tests as part of their admissions process in early grades because so many applicants were heavily coached. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "Some Parents Pay Up to $400 an Hour to Prep 4-Year-Olds for NYC’s Gifted Test," 3 Oct. 2018 The McClatchy student tested his race and intelligence hypothesis by having a handful of unidentified teens of various races take an online intelligence test. Diana Lambert And Anita Chabria, sacbee, "High school science fair project questioning African American intelligence sparks outrage," 11 Feb. 2018 The McClatchy student tested his race and intelligence hypothesis by having a handful of unidentified teens of various races take an online intelligence test. Diana Lambert And Anita Chabria, sacbee, "High school science fair project questioning African American intelligence sparks outrage," 11 Feb. 2018 Applicants can qualify by taking certain intelligence tests, including the one given by Mensa itself. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Brain bros and sapient sisters! Mensa may be for you," 26 May 2018 This will lead to subtle variations in human brains, and thereby differences in intelligence tests, which will affect social and economic outcomes in the aggregate in a multiracial, capitalist, post-industrial society. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, "Denying Genetics Isn’t Shutting Down Racism, It’s Fueling It," 30 Mar. 2018 The second is an increasing focus on fostering the attitudes and personality traits found in successful people in an array of disciplines—including those who did not ace intelligence tests. The Economist, "How and why to search for young Einsteins," 22 Mar. 2018 The student used an on-line intelligence test given to a handful of students in an attempt to make his case. Diana Lambert And Anita Chabria, sacbee, "Racially charged science project prompts review of Sacramento’s elite academic programs | The Sacramento Bee," 11 Feb. 2018

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1857, in the meaning defined above

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intelligence test

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English Language Learners Definition of intelligence test

: a test designed to measure a person's intelligence

intelligence test

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Medical Definition of intelligence test

: a test designed to determine the relative mental capacity of a person to learn — compare achievement test, aptitude test

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