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Non-verbal tests in schools

Cedric Croft

The term 'non-verbal test' is used to describe a range of paper-and-pencil tests designed to tap a selection of cognitive processes that are unlikely to involve verbal language. This does not mean that verbal instructions and verbal strategies have been entirely eliminated for all those who take these tests; it simply means that no words are included in the tests, the test content is of a non-verbal nature, and the responses to this content are unlikely to involve language.

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