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date: 14 December 2019

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An idiosyncratic account of the assessment of achievement and aptitudes is presented. Major theories of cognitive abilities are reviewed briefly, with emphasis on the Cattell-Horn-Carroll theory of cognitive abilities. Procedures for combining scores in a statistically and theoretically sound manner are shown. The use of multiple regression applied to individuals is explained. Recommendations about psychological report writing are offered.

Keywords: aptitude, achievement, cognitive abilities, psychological assessment, psychological reports

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