BASAL MENTAL AGE By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 The mental age at which items on standardized tests are designed for. This is becoming a lesser used concept due to the declining popularity of the mental-age construct. BASAL MENTAL AGE: "Tests are typically standardized for a specific age range, known as the basal mental age. " Related Psychology Terms BASAL MENTAL AGE MENTAL STATUS EXAMINATION (MSE) BRUININKS-OSERETSKY TEST OF MOTOR PROFICIENCY (BOT) BIPOLAR CONCEPT QUALE COMPUTATIONAL MODEL LURIA-NEBRASKA NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL BATTERY ILNNB) OPTIMAL DESIGN ANXIETY SCALE MODERATE MENTAL RETARDATION Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BASAL MENTAL AGE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/basal-mental-age-2/ (accessed February 20, 2020).