An aptitude test is designed to assess what a person is capable of doing; to predict what a person is able to learn or do given the right education and instruction. It represents a person's level of competency to perform a certain type of task.
Some examples of aptitude tests include:
- A test assessing an individual's aptitude to become a fighter pilot
- A career test evaluating a person's capability to work as an air traffic controller
- A test given to high school students to determine which type of careers they might be good at
Unlike achievement tests, which are concerned with looking a person's level of skill or knowledge at any given time, aptitude tests are instead focused on determining how capable of a person might be of performing a certain task.
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