Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) is designed to adjust the difficulty of the items administered based on the success or failure of the test taker, thereby minimising seat time and increasing test security. As such, the items that test takers are presented with vary depending on test taker behaviours. Three specific tests have designed to identify individuals’ aptitude including numerical, verbal, and logical reasoning.
Data entry assessments require the test taker to type information into a simulation of a spreadsheet or form. The session consists of entering a series of numbers or characters. The results report indicates the speed, in keystrokes per hour, and accuracy of the data entry session. These assessments are available in audio, hardcopy, onscreen, one screen, or multi- screen formats.
A fill-in-the-blank question consists of a phrase, sentence, or paragraph with a blank space where the test taker types the appropriate answer.
Comprised of our Cultural Match and Job Fit offerings, these assessments are designed to meet many needs, including selection across multiple positions, career development, and identifying candidates whose values best match those of your organisation and the job in question. .
A response style that asks test takers to specify their level of agreement. It is the most widely used approach to scaling responses. A common Likert scale could include: Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Agree, and Strongly Agree.
A response style that asks test takers to select an answer from a list.
These are unscored environments for Writing Samples, Reasoning, Translation Samples, and Code Samples. Gauging certain skills can be a highly subjective endeavor. While you may be able to write a grammatically correct sentence, it does not guarantee that you are a “good writer,” so we leave it to you to determine the level of writing effectiveness represented by the candidate’s sample. We do believe that providing a controlled, immediate writing environment helps to assess the skills of the writer, in context.
Proofreading assessments present test takers with a text passage that contains spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. These assessments measure a person’s ability to recognise and correct the errors within the text passage.
These assessments simulate the environment of a Microsoft desktop application. On each question, test takers are presented with a task and must correctly perform a step or series of steps to complete the task. If the task is completed correctly, the question is scored as correct. These assessments support the vast majority of short cut keys; applicants will not be adversely scored for using the most efficient means possible to answer questions.
Spelling assessments measure the test taker’s ability to spell correctly. The test taker is asked to identify whether a word is spelled correctly and, if this is not the case, they are tasked with correcting the spelling of the words via audio or onscreen formats.
Typing assessments measure the speed and accuracy of a test taker’s typing. The assessment presents the user with a passage in which he/she must type as accurately and quickly as he/she can. This assessment should be given to anyone whose typing speed needs to be measured. These assessments are available in audio, hardcopy, and onscreen formats.
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