Purpose: This test uses a classic approach to measuring a person’s ability to read quickly, compare sets of information, and make a simple decision.
When To Use It: The Perceptual Speed & Accuracy Test can be used with good results where the position requires a lot of paperwork, and where both processing speed and minimizing errors are important.
Target Group: We recommend using this test for positions such as secretary, administrative assistant, inventory control personnel, shipping & receiving clerk, accounting personnel, finance clerk.
High Scorers: People scoring high on the Perceptual Speed & Accuracy Test are quick and they do not make many errors.
Low Scorers: People scoring low on the Perceptual Speed & Accuracy Test are somewhat slow in completing their work and they tend to make more errors than you probably expect.
Number of Items: 150
Time Limits: 7 minutes
Validity: In several empirical studies, this test was significantly correlated r=.28** with productivity; r=.21* with quality; r=.24* with safety; r=.24** with teamwork; r=.24* with dependability; r=.33** with attendance; r=.31** with overall job performance in a variety of entry level jobs.