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Aptitude Tests

Aptitude can be defined as any characteristic that affects an individual's response to instruction or treatment. An aptitude test is intended to measure characteristics that influence the likely or potential response to environmental stimuli. Test outcomes are often used to predict future performance. Common characteristics associated with aptitude tests include intelligence, career skill/interest, and personality. Aptitude is typically identified as a characteristic of an individual. However, success is defined by both the characteristics of the individual and the ecology in which the individual exists. The aptitude for high academic achievement cannot be realized without the necessary experiences to promote learning and achievement.

Aptitude can be conceptualized as readiness to thrive. The outcomes from college aptitude tests, such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test, are used to guide ...

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