Flanagan Aptitude Classification Tests (FACT)

16 industrial skills tests written at a lower reading level for entry level personnel.


The FACT and FIT assessment products are a series of complementary tests designed to measure a variety of basic skills related to industrial job roles such as:

  • Arithmetic
  • Inspection
  • Memory
  • Assembly
  • Judgement
  • Reasoning
  • Ingenuity

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We regret to announce that as of February 2019 this product has been temporarily  discontinued.  Until further notice it is no longer available for purchase.  We’re anticipating its return in late 2020 (likely in an online format).  We apologize for the inconvenience that this creates for current users but we will be glad to help you select an alternate product in the meantime.  Please contact us for recommendations or check out some of the following alternatives:

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The FACT battery is used for selection, placement, reclassification, and vocational counseling. It offers 16 individually sold tests. These tests can help assess an individual’s aptitudes for industrial positions and help measure important skills. The Examiner’s Manual contains norms and tables for educational and industrial samples. Validation studies on the FACT battery were conducted in a variety of settings and measures were found to be related to job performance and school grades.

Note: The FACT™ battery differs from the Flanagan Industrial Tests (FIT™) battery in that the FACT™ tests are generally for entry-level positions and have longer time limits.

FACT 1 – Inspection
FACT 2 – Coding
FACT 3 – Memory
FACT 4 – Precision
FACT 5 – Assembly
FACT 6 – Scales
FACT 7 – Coordination
FACT 8 – Judgment and Comprehension*
FACT 9 – Arithmetic
FACT 10 – Patterns
FACT 11 – Components
FACT 12 – Tables
FACT 13 – Mechanics (Available in Form A and Form B)
FACT 14 – Expression*
FACT 15 – Reasoning
FACT 16 – Ingenuity

* Untimed


FACT 1 – Inspection: the ability to spot flaws or imperfections in a series of items both quickly and accurately.

FACT 2 – Coding: speed and accuracy of coding typical office information.

FACT 3 – Memory: ability to remember the codes learned in the Coding test.

FACT 4 – Precision: speed and accuracy in making very small circular finger movements with one hand and with both hands working together.

FACT 5 – Assembly: ability to visualize the appearance of an object from a number of separate parts.

FACT 6 – Scales: speed and accuracy in reading scales, graphs and charts required in engineering and similar technical occupations.

FACT 7 – Coordination: ability to coordinate hand and arm movements.

FACT 8 – Judgment and Comprehension*: ability to read with understanding, to reason logically and to use good judgment in practical situations.

FACT 9 – Arithmetic: skill in working with numbers, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.

FACT 10 – Patterns: ability to reproduce simple pattern outlines in a precise and accurate way.

FACT 11 – Components: ability to identify a simple figure that is part of a complex drawing.

FACT 12 – Tables: ability to read both numeric and alphanumeric tables.

FACT 13 – Mechanics: understanding of mechanical principles and ability to analyze mechanical movements. There are two forms, A and B. The B version was created for two reasons: In case someone needed to be re-tested, they could use the B version in a classroom setting, if there was concern about cheating, they could use both versions intermixed with the students

FACT 14 – Expression*: feeling for and knowledge of correct English grammar and sentence structure.

FACT 15 – Reasoning: ability to understand basic mathematical concepts and relationships.

FACT 16 – Ingenuity: ability to invent or discover a solution to a problem.





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