In fact, all tests are achievement tests—they reveal not inborn ability but the skills a person has acquired up to that point.
I had taken a shiatsu class my freshman year in college (I guess I did learn something useful at NYU) and put my skills to work.
Women are surging in national security roles, bringing unique perspectives and skills with them.
late 12c., "power of discernment," from Old Norse skil "distinction, ability to make out, discernment, adjustment," related to skilja (v.) "to separate; discern, understand," from Proto-Germanic *skaljo- "divide, separate" (cf. Swedish skäl "reason," Danish skjel "a separation, boundary, limit," Middle Low German schillen "to differ," Middle Low German, Middle Dutch schele "separation, discrimination;" see shell (n.)). Sense of "ability, cleverness" first recorded early 13c.