Math Test For Industry

Measures word problems, reading graphs, measuring, and analyzing graphical measurement.

Description

Purpose: This test contains math problems that are often found in industrial settings. It measures ability to solve word problems, reading graphs, measuring, and analyzing graphical measurement problems. Difficulty level is approximately ninth grade competency.

When To Use It: The test should be used when employees must use math skills to solve various problems of a technical nature, particularly when the problems require reasoning, and the solutions cannot necessarily be learned by rote memorization.

Target Group: We recommend using this test for positions such as: entry-level industrial workers, manufacturing professionals, shipping and receiving personnel, technical maintenance workers, lab assistants, Quality Control personnel.

High Scorers: People scoring high on the Math Test for Industry tend to be efficient in handling their duties. They can work independently to solve fairly complex quantitative problems and they tend not to make many math or math reasoning errors.

Low Scorers: People scoring low on this test do not profit well from instruction on how to solve basic math problems in the work place. They are easily confused by math problems and tend to depend on others to handle these aspects of the job.

Number of Items: 40

Time Limits: 15 minutes

Validity: On average, this test was found to be significantly related r=.22* with productivity; r=.27* with quality; r=.31** with overall job performance r=.41*”‘ with teamwork; r=.37** with safety; r=.23* with attendance; r=.26* with relations with peers; r=.46 with productivity; r=.39* with safety; r=.38** with reasoning ability; r=.29** with skills competence, r=,32** openness to new learning.

Sample Items

1.What is the weight of a case of 10 mufflers if each muffler weighs 32 pounds?

2.What will an employee make if there were 40 hours worked at $8.50 per hour, plus 6 hours worked at $11.25 I hour?

3.What is the overall length of 2 panels where each is 2 3/4 feet long?

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