Testing

  • (noun): The act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned.
    Synonyms: examination
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on testing:

Marilyn Vos Savant - Errors in The Column
... published on 25 December 2011, a reader asked I manage a drug-testing program for an organization with 400 employees ... generator selects 100 names for testing ... Marilyn's response was The probability remains 25 percent, despite the repeated testing ...
National Curriculum Assessment - Criticisms
... stress for their whole academic lives, and that the principal purpose of national curriculum testing is for school league tables ... In its 2008 report into National Testing, the House of Commons, the Select Committee on Children, Schools and Families registered its concern with the current testing arrangements in state schools ...
Allergic Rhinitis - Allergy Testing
... Allergy testing may reveal the specific allergens to which an individual is sensitive ... Skin testing is the most common method of allergy testing ... and dropped onto the lower eyelid as a means of testing for allergies ...
Negative Predictive Value
... In statistics and diagnostic testing, the negative predictive value (NPV) is a summary statistic used to describe the performance of a diagnostic testing procedure ... In the familiar context of medical testing, a high NPV means that the test only rarely misclassifies a sick person as being healthy ...
Vehicle Inspection - Americas - Canada
... Emission testing programs in Canada include AirCare in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia and Ontario's Drive Clean in southern Ontario only ... Safety testing regulations vary through the different provinces ... Ontario and British Columbia require biennial emission testing, although only the Lower Mainland of B.C ...

More definitions of "testing":

  • (noun): The act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works.
    Example: "They agreed to end the testing of atomic weapons"
  • (noun): An examination of the characteristics of something.
    Example: "There are laboratories for commercial testing"; "it involved testing thousands of children for smallpox"

Famous quotes containing the word testing:

    Is this testing whether I’m a replicant or a lesbian, Mr. Deckard?
    David Webb Peoples, U.S. screenwriter, and Ridley Scott. Rachel, Blade Runner, being tested to determine if she is human or machine (1982)

    Bourbon’s the only drink. You can take all that champagne stuff and pour it down the English Channel. Well, why wait 80 years before you can drink the stuff? Great vineyards, huge barrels aging forever, poor little old monks running around testing it, just so some woman in Tulsa, Oklahoma can say it tickles her nose.
    John Michael Hayes (b.1919)

    No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.
    Bible: New Testament, 1 Corinthians 10:13.