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Testing and Assessment
Testing and assessment

The endeavor of measuring an intangible construct such as an individual's intelligence or aptitude is both fascinating and essential. Psychologists, educators, the government, and corporate America use the principles and measures of testing and assessment to solve challenging problems on a daily basis. For example, a psychologist may administer a wide variety of test batteries including intelligence and personality tests as well as measures to screen for neurological impairment. Educators may use tests to assess achievement and facilitate student placement decisions. Corporate America, as well as government agencies, have also embraced testing and frequently administer tests to make vocational decisions related to hiring, firing, and general utilization of personnel.

The field of testing and assessment in the United States is relatively ...

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