|1.||By providing better information about what the available cognitive tests actually measure, irrespective of their published labels.|
|2.||By developing and validating good test batteries that measure multiple intelligences and are informative and practical for the practitioner to use.|
Much of current test technology and the practice of assessment lags far behind cognitive science. More test developers and psychologists must change their concepts about the nature of intelligence in order to reduce this lag. It is predicted that cognitive tests of the future will be more complex, not simpler, as conscientious test developers strive to reduce the lag behind cognitive science.
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Publication information: Book title: Human Cognitive Abilities in Theory and Practice. Contributors: John J. McArdle - Editor, Richard W. Woodcock - Author. Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Place of publication: Mahwah, NJ. Publication year: 1998. Page number: 155.
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