ceiling effect


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ceiling effect

[′sēl·iŋ i‚fekt]
(psychology)
In testing, the actual limitation on a person's test score as the maximum score is approached or the limit on the performance of some task.
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As noted earlier, the relative gains for Success for All schools may have been influenced by a ceiling effect on TAAS.
The procedure was the same as those in Experiment 1 except that the test was delayed 24 hours to avoid a ceiling effect.
The Figure illustrates the ceiling effect of the Barthel scale when compared with the Extended ADL scale.
The growth reliabilities tend to decrease as grade-level increases, and were generally weaker for students who began the year as higher achieving, the latter of which could be explained by a ceiling effect.
Roehling says that the different results for women and men suggest that weight discrimination adds to the glass ceiling effect for women.
However, as the patient in this report progressed it became necessary, due to the ceiling effect of the BBS, to introduce additional measures to quantify his improvement in balance over time.
The retrospective pretest revealed a strong ceiling effect for this sample, similar to that seen for previous samples [20].
The potential for dependence is low, and a ceiling effect creates a high safety profile.
Students entering the course with more nutrition knowledge would naturally score higher on the pretest and could not show as much change at posttest due to a ceiling effect.
The fact that neither intervention produced cognitive benefits may be due to a ceiling effect, as this was a relatively healthy nonsedentary population, he noted.
This result is particularly remarkable because we have a ceiling effect, with almost 41% of the students having the highest possible value (5) and 82% having a value of 4 or more.
The fact that neither yoga nor aerobic exercise produced cognitive benefits may be due to a ceiling effect, since this was a relatively healthy nonsedentary population, Dr.