Achieved status

the social position a person gains as a result of personal effort.


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  • Achievement

    something accomplished, especially by superior ability, special effort, great courage, etc.; a great or heroic deed: his remarkable achievements in art. act of ; attainment or accomplishment: the achievement of one’s object. Heraldry. the full display of the armorial bearings of an individual or corporation. Contemporary Examples In fact, all tests are achievement tests—they reveal […]

  • Achievement age

    the level of educational development of an individual as determined by an achievement test and based on a comparison of the examinee’s score with the average score of individuals of the same chronological age. noun (psychol) the age at which a child should be able to perform a standardized test successfully Compare mental age achievement […]

  • Achievement quotient

    achievement age divided by chronological age, usually expressed as a multiple of 100. The achievement quotient of a ten-year-old child whose achievement age equals that of the average twelve-year-old is 1.2, or 120. Abbreviation: AQ. noun (psychol) a measure of ability derived by dividing an individual’s achievement age by his actual age AQ achievement quotient […]

  • Achievement test

    a test designed to measure the knowledge or proficiency of an individual in something that has been learned or taught, as arithmetic or typing. Contemporary Examples Prior to kindergarten, the children participating all took some variety of intelligence test or achievement test. The New Child-Testing Craze Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman February 16, 2010 noun (psychol) […]

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