n. the age level at which a child is unable to answer a standardized test correctly. It is the maximum level which a child can reach on a scaled test like the Stanford-Binet. At this level, all items on a test are failed such that further testing is discontinued. Compare basal age.

CEILING AGE: "The ceiling age is based on the concept of a child's mental age."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CEILING AGE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/ceiling-age/ (accessed April 20, 2021).