Perceptual Speed & Accuracy Assessment

Measures a person’s ability to read quickly, compare information, and make simple decisions


Use the Perceptual Speed & Accuracy to assess candidates for roles involving lot of paperwork and where both processing speed and minimizing errors are important   Use it for a variety of applications and before you invest time and money to train a new employee, test your applicants to assess their ability to:

  • Read Quickly
  • Compare Sets of Information
  • Make Simple Decisions

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

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What does it do and what problem does it solve?

This assessment is a ‘clerical’ tool designed to decision making, reading speed and the ability to accurately compare data lists.  Use it to assess applicants’ suitability for clerical, warehousing, financial and inventory control positions.  Use the Search function (upper right) to find similar tests including the General Clerical Test and Basic Skills Tests.

Purpose: This test uses a classic approach to measuring a person’s ability to read quickly, compare sets of information, and make a simple decisions.

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.

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