intelligence test


Definition of intelligence test

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

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Recent Examples on the Web In 1916 the Stanford education professor Lewis Terman published his version of an intelligence test, which quickly pervaded the worlds of education, public policy, and the professions. Jessica Riskin, The New York Review of Books, 6 Apr. 2022 On one side was the powerful Stanford psychologist Lewis Terman, whose highly successful career was based on his development of the wildly popular Stanford-Binet intelligence test. Washington Post, 13 Aug. 2021 The researchers found that people’s performance on the Cognitive Reflection Test was useful in predicting job performance above and beyond other measures of intelligence, such as IQ tests, an emotional intelligence test, or a work sample test. Mark Travers, Forbes, 28 June 2021 The pairs were asked to collaborate on a collective-intelligence test which measured their ability to work together to generate ideas, make decisions, execute plans and remember what just happened. Heidi Mitchell, WSJ, 10 June 2021 To join Mensa, applicants must score at or above the 98th percentile on a standard intelligence test. Lauren M. Johnson, CNN, 28 May 2021 The 2-year-old from Los Angeles is now the youngest member of American Mensa, a group of highly intelligent people who have scored in the top 2 percent of the general population on a standardized intelligence test. Jason Duaine Hahn,, 26 May 2021 In 2016, a 13-year study conducted in Mexico found that higher prenatal exposures to fluoride were associated with lower intelligence test scores for children later on. oregonlive, 9 June 2020 This 12-minute intelligence test consists of 50 multiple choice questions measuring cognitive ability, with the score reflecting the number of correct answers. Joshua D. Pitts, The Conversation, 22 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of intelligence test

1857, in the meaning defined above

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

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