Testing issues include the development, creation, administration, scoring and interpretation of psychological tests. These tests can evaluate ability, such as intelligence, aptitudes, skills and achievement; personality characteristics, such as traits, attitudes, interests and values; and mental health, such as psychological functioning or signs of psychological or neurological disorders. When tests are standardized, psychologists can compare results from one individual with those of others.
Adapted from the Encyclopedia of Psychology
Understanding Testing Issues
Intelligence and Achievement Testing: Is the Half-Full Glass Getting Fuller?
IQ and achievement tests can give us valuable information, but more research is needed to make sure these tests are used to improve learning opportunities for all students.