3-D Spatial Reasoning Test

Ability to think in terms of three dimensions and to see how solid objects fit together.


Purpose: This test evaluates a person’s ability to think in terms of three dimensions and to see how solid objects fit together. It is appropriate for any job where the employee must be able to conceptualize how parts fit together in ways that are unable to be visualized from the surface.

When To Use It: The 3-0 Spatial Reasoning Test should be used to assess fit for jobs where the individual is responsible for taking things apart and putting things together (e.g., machine setup, mechanical troubleshooting), as well as for design work with solid objects that must fit together (e.g., architectural drawings, equipment design)

Target Group: We recommend using this test for positions such as maintenance technician, mechanic, machine designer, architect, draftsman, CAD technicians.

High Scorers: People scoring high on the 3-D Spatial Reasoning Test are better able to see how parts fit together, so they are quicker and more capable in accomplishing tasks.

Low Scorers: People scoring low on the 3-0 Spatial Reasoning Test may not be able to perform the same tasks as high scorers. They may not be able to figure out the relationships of how objects fit together, so their efforts to do troubleshooting or design work may be exceedingly long-they often need assistance from other workers to complete their assignment.

Number of Items: 45

Time Limits: 5 minutes

Validity: On average, this test was found to be significantly related r=.22* with productivity; r=.34** with quality; r=.28* with overall job performance rating; r=.24* relations with supervisor; r=.22* with stress tolerance; r=.23* with attendance; r=.30** with ability to learn; r=.24** with teamwork; r=.20* with judgement; r=.21** with planning ability; r=.37** ability to learn; r=.24* with skills competence; r=.39** openness to new learning; r=.22* productivity; r=.21* dependability/reliability.

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