- the level of educational development of an individual as determined by an achievement test and based on a comparison of the examinee's score with the average score of individuals of the same chronological age.
Compare mental age.
Origin of achievement age
First recorded in 1920–25
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- psychol the age at which a child should be able to perform a standardized test successfullyCompare mental age
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- The level of an individual's educational accomplishment as measured by standard achievement tests and expressed as the age in years of a child for whom the total score would be an average score.
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