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Solving the Puzzle
Pieces of the Puzzle
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1. What is abilities assessment?
2. How are abilities assessed?
3. Describe one natural ability.
4. What other abilities does a good assessment measure?
5. What factors are not measured by an abilities assessment?
When should a high school student complete an abilities assessment?
7. The Highlands Ability Battery sounds complex and the results hard to understand and interpret. How do you help my child to know what the results mean?
8. Students grow and change over time; do their abilities change as they grow?
Do the results of an abilities assessment help the student to define the ideal college learning environment?
10. How does abilities assessment help in the choice between a liberal arts college and an engineering school?
11. What new qualities or insights does an ability assessment provide that are not reflected in a student’s grades or the standardized test scores?
12. My child is a good overall student but she feels that she has no special talents. Would an ability assessment help her get a better sense of direction?
13. Do you feel that an abilities assessment is an important investment for parents of a college-bound student?
14. My son has a difficult time absorbing knowledge through reading but is an active listener who loves to debate ideas. Will an abilities assessment help him to study and learn?
15. How can I confirm that the results of the Highlands Ability Battery are valid and reliable?
16. My child suffers from a low sense of self-esteem. Is there a risk that he will “fail” an abilities assessment?
17. How does the Highlands Ability Battery help a teacher or a school’s guidance counselor to write a better recommendation letter?
18. How can we all help to overcome the reluctance of college admissions deans to use abilities assessment in the selection process?
19. How does abilities assessment help in the years after college?
20. What does the Highlands Ability Battery cost?
Abilities Assessment? What’s that?