Purpose: This test evaluates a person’s ability to think in terms of two dimensions and to see how flat shapes fit together. It is appropriate for any job where the employee must be able to conceptualize how parts fit together and it is often used in combination with the 3-D Reasoning Test.
When To Use It: The Form Pattern Perception Test should be used to assess appropriateness for design work where the individual must visualize how shapes and patterns fit together to form a whole (e.g., architectural drawings, equipment design) as well as for jobs that require dismantling and re-assembly (e.g., machine setup, mechanical troubleshooting).
Target Group: We recommend using this test for positions such as: maintenance technician, mechanic, machine designer, architect, draftsman, CAD technicians, pattern designers, tool and die makers.
High Scorers: People scoring high on the Form Pattern Perception 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 Form Pattern Perception 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: 24
Time Limits: 7 minutes
Validity: On average, this test is significantly related r=.36** with productivity for maintenance technicians, r=.31** for overall performance ratings; r=26** for openness to new learning; r=.28** with skills competence.