achievement age divided by chronological age, usually expressed as a multiple of 100. The achievement quotient of a ten-year-old child whose achievement age equals that of the average twelve-year-old is 1.2, or 120. Abbreviation: AQ
Compare intelligence quotient.
Origin of achievement quotient
First recorded in 1920–25
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psychol a measure of ability derived by dividing an individual's achievement age by his actual ageAbbreviation: AQ
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The ratio of actual performance to expected performance or to the norm achieved by individuals of a particular age, usually on a standard achievement test.
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