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IQ and Psychometric Tests, 2nd Edition by Philip Carter

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In psychology the word ‘aptitude’ generally means the potential for achievement. The object of aptitude testing is to determine whether a person’s performance will increase markedly with additional training. Aptitude tests are, therefore, tests of performance designed to make a prediction about the future achievements of the individual being tested by measuring that individual’s potential for achievement. Various types of aptitude tests can be identified, for example special and general. Special aptitude tests are designed to measure potential in a specific field such as mechanical or musical aptitude, and ...

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