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Achievement Test: A standardized testing instrument used to measure how much an individual has learned or what skills he or she has attained as a result of education, training or past experience.
Projective Tests: Psychological diagnostic tests in which the test material is unstructured so that any response will reflect a projection of some aspect of the subjects underlying personality and psychopathology
Proxy Contest: A battle for the control of a firm in which a dissident group seeks, from the firm's other shareholders, the right to vote those shareholders' shares in favor of the dissident group's slate . . . View Full Definition
Prenatal Testing: Testing to detect the presence of a genetic disorder in an embryo or fetus; commonly done by amniocentesis or chorionic villi sampling.
Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT): A practice test for the SAT. This is usually taken in grade 10 or 11 and it gives students an idea of how they will perform on the SAT.
Psychological Test: A written, visual or verbal assessment administered to determine cognitive and emotional skills.
Reasonable Suspicion Testing: A drug or alcohol test administered to an employee due to a performance or policy infraction or poor or erratic behavior.
Short-Short Test: An SEC rule requiring that short sales be made only in a market that is moving upward; this means either on an uptick from the last sale, or showing no downward movement.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT): A standardized test that assesses a student's math and English abilities. Many colleges and universities require an SAT score for admission.
Rockwell Hardness Test: The most common hardness testing method. This procedure uses a minor load to prevent surface irregularities from affecting results. There are nine different Rockwell hardness tests correspon . . . View Full Definition
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Income Tax: Common stock with a high dividend yield and few profitable investment opportunities.