Abilities Measured by Psychometric Tests

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Abilities measured by psychometric tests Verbal comprehension is an essential component of many occupations, such as being employed as an entry-level writer or editor for a publication. One psychometric test used to measure verbal comprehension and logic is the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). The MAT is accepted by graduate schools as well as is used to evaluate prospective employees' verbal abilities. It "is a high-level test of analytical ability that requires the solution of problems stated as analogies. The MAT consists of 120 partial analogies that are to be completed in 60 minutes. The test measures your ability to recognize relationships between ideas, your fluency in the English language, and your general knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social science" (The Miller Analogies Test Study Guide, 2011, Pearson Assessments: 1). Both verbal reasoning and a broad base of knowledge are required to score high on the MAT, qualities which are required to succeed as an editor. An example of an analogy on the Miller would be as follows: "Salt : Hypertension :: Sugar : (a. cholesterol, b. carbohydrates, c. hyperthyroidism, d. diabetes)" (The Miller Analogies Test Study Guide, 2011, Pearson Assessments: 2). This is a test of logic in the sense that the job-seeker must comprehend that too high of an intake of salt causes hypertension, just like too high of an intake of sugar can cause diabetes; a test of the test-taker's vocabulary; and also a test of
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