verbal ability


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verbal ability

The ability to use words, spoken or written, to communicate.
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Interest in research on teachers' verbal ability is sparked by the debate between teacher educators who strongly support pedagogical training and those who claim that teacher characteristics--especially verbal ability--and subject-matter background are more important than pedagogical training.
The second hypothesis was that the religious content of a controversial issue would not affect seminary students' RJI scores, when controlling for verbal ability. It was expected that students' scores on the dilemma with religious content would not be significantly lower than responses to the two dilemmas with secular content, when controlling for verbal ability.
The difference between males and females for both of the text measures was not significant, which supports the hypothesis that there is no difference in verbal ability between the genders.
Wales failed to finish first in any of the areas tested and were rooted to the bottom in verbal ability with only a 55 per cent average.
Because the test of visual memory was a newly developed test, its validity as a test of nonverbal ability was assessed by performing a multiple linear regression controlling for age and verbal ability to determine whether it was significantly predictive of nonverbal ability (as measured by the Cognitive Skills test).
Empathy involves feeling what another feels, the sharing of feeling diffuses separating factors or boundaries such as skin, verbal ability, physical or other visible differences.
The four tests were analyzed to determine their contribution to predicting a poor outcome, which was defined as an IQ of less than 55 and no verbal ability in children aged 10 years and older.
College Entrance Examination Board, said among those taking the standardized achievement tests (SATs) in verbal ability, the Asian groups scored an average of 501 points out of 800, marking a 16-point rise over the past decade and approaching the scores of white students, who averaged 529.
This pattern was interpreted as a performance-specific speed effect on the test that was independent of age differences in verbal ability, conceptualized as the amount of accessible knowledge about word meanings in the lexicon.
Carlin: Whatever genetic skills in language I had came through my family: verbal ability, being able to entertain.
Do you have strong verbal ability that clearly conveys abstract concepts?
Jim and Dave's dispute has become a training ground for the choric exhibition of Eatonville's verbal facility across social classes, ages, and genders, because for this community oral culture plays a central role and verbal ability is regarded as the main asset.