Screen candidates for basic skills in arithmetic, decimals and fractions for all jobs requiring solid mathematical computation skills with the Basic Math Skills II – Decimals test. See all 3 tools in this series: Basic Math Skills I – Arithmetic, Basic Math Skills I – Decimals, Basic Math Skills I – Fractions
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Purpose: The Basic Math Skills II – Decimals test measures skill in six areas of basic math with decimals: (1) adding, (2) subtracting, (3) multiplying, (4) dividing, (5) converting decimals to shop fractions and (6) identifying which decimal is larger.
When To Use It: The Basic Math Skills II -Decimals test should be used where employees need to be competent in basic math on their jobs. The test points up areas of deficiency that could be remedied by targeted training on the job. We believe that even though most jobs allow use of calculators, people who cannot do simple math in their head or by hand calculations will make a lot more mistakes when using calculators. Therefore, we advise against allowing candidates to use calculators for this test.
Target Group: We recommend using this for any position where you need to know employees’ level of math skills and areas of deficit.
High Scorers: People scoring high on the Basic Math Skills II -Decimals should perform the quantitative aspects of their job more quickly with a minimum of mistakes.
Low Scorers: People scoring low on the Basic Math Skills II -Decimals test are likely to make a lot of mistakes in their work, thus causing problems with production and record keeping.
Number of Items: 5 problems in each section for a total of 30 questions.
Time Limits: Untimed
What the Report Provides: The report provides an overall score for all 30 problems, as well as separate scores for the six topic areas: Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, Dividing, Conversion to Fractions and “Which is larger?”
Validity: Content validity based on Subject