Comprehensive Basic Math Skills

Use the Comprehensive Basic Math Skills Test to screen applicants for basic arithmetic, decimals and fractions skills, for any position.

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Use the Comprehensive Basic Math Skills Test to screen applicants for basic arithmetic, decimals and fractions skills, for any position.  Before you invest the time and money to train a new employee, test your applicants for skills like:

  • Mental math when calculators aren’t available
  • Core math functions
  • Calculating discounts/refunds

This test provides the answers you need to make informed hiring and promotion decisions.

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Use this short, timed test to assess a candidate’s skills with basic arithmetic, decimals and fractions.

Purpose: The Comprehensive Basic Math Skills test measures a candidates ability to do basic arithmetic, including decimals and fractions.

When to use it: The Numerical Computation Test can be used in situations where math skills are needed to compute total sales, discounts & refunds, or when access to a computer-based system is not always available.

About the Test: The test contains

  • 50 questions
  • 6 minute timed test

Target group: We recommend using the Numerical Computation Test for positions such as retail clerks, customer service and sales representatives, estimators and wait staff.

What the Report Gives You: A graphical display of trait scores, a list of strengths and developmental concerns, and suggested interview questions.

Validity: In several studies The Numerical Computation Test was significantly related: (r=.30**) with composite job performance ratings; .22*) with productivity; (r=.24*) with dependability; (r=.28**) with ability to work under stress; (r=.20*) with productivity; (r=.28*) with new learning; (r=.37**) with quality; (r=.23*) with teamwork; (r=.29**) with overall job performance rating.


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