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.
(psychol) the age at which a child should be able to perform a standardized test successfully Compare mental age
achievement age a·chieve·ment age (ə-chēv’mənt)
The level of an individual’s educational accomplishment as measured by standard achievement tests and expressed as the age in years of a child for whom the total score would be an average score.
- 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) […]
to bring to a successful end; carry through; accomplish: The police crackdown on speeders achieved its purpose. to get or attain by effort; gain; obtain: to achieve victory. to bring about an intended result; accomplish some purpose or effect. Contemporary Examples Early in life, Robert Ingersoll, talented orator and “self-made American achiever,” had ambitions to […]
to bring to a successful end; carry through; accomplish: The police crackdown on speeders achieved its purpose. to get or attain by effort; gain; obtain: to achieve victory. to bring about an intended result; accomplish some purpose or effect. verb (transitive) to bring to a successful conclusion; accomplish; attain to gain as by hard work […]