Use the SkillSeries™ to build a customized testing program to accurately measure a wide range of skills that are important for most, if not all, jobs. Before you invest the time and money to train a new employee, test your applicants for the following skills:
- Attention to Detail
- Logic & Reasoning
- Workplace Math
- Workplace Reading Comprehension
- Workplace Vocabulary
These tests provide the answers you need to make informed hiring and promotion decisions.
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The SkillSeries™ is a battery of short, inexpensive tests that provide employers with an efficient, cost-effective way to build a custom-designed testing program. Each test takes only eight minutes or less to administer and measures a basic workplace skill. Employers can use the skill tests individually, or mix and match them to come up with a unique test mix for each of the jobs performed in their company. The applicant or employee is tested only for those skills he or she actually performs on the job – so there’s no wasted testing time or cost.
The SkillSeries™ Tests provide a reliable measurement of a wide range of skills that are important for most, if not all, jobs. Each test is timed. Administration time ranges from 2 to 8 minutes, depending on the test. To increase the validity of the instrument, each test attempts to simulate on-the-job tasks as closely as possible.
The assessments are available in both online and paper formats (minimum order, per title = 5).
The Series consists of the following tests:
Analyzing Skills – This test consists of 20 questions that require applicants to read and interpret information presented in two simulated spreadsheets. This test is appropriate for jobs that require preparing, reading and/or interpreting information presented in the form of tables or spreadsheets. Time limit is 5 minutes. (Online Only)
Assembly Skills – This test contains 20 unassembled objects. Each object must be mentally assembled by your applicant. The applicant then identifies what the unassembled object should look like once it is assembled. This test is appropriate for jobs requiring assembly skills and/or spatial recognition. Time limit is 5 minutes.
Attention To Detail Skills – This test consists of 20 pairs of numbers, letters and names. The applicants are asked to examine each pair and decide whether they are exactly alike or different. This test is appropriate for jobs that require individuals to verify two sets of information and/or jobs that require proofing numerical or text data. Time limit is 2 minutes.
Filing Skills – This test consists of 20 problems that measure how rapidly and accurately applicants can file names and dates. This test is appropriate for jobs that require filing skills. Time limit is 2 minutes. (Online Only)
Grammar Skills – This test is made up of 20 questions. Each question consists of four sentences. For each question, applicants are asked to identify the one sentence that is most grammatically correct. This test is appropriate for most jobs that require the ability to write and/or speak clearly, using proper grammar. Time limit is 5 minutes. (Online Only)
Inspection Skills – This test consists of 10 problems that measure how quickly and accurately applicants can identify defects in objects. This test is appropriate for jobs requiring quality inspections and/or the ability to spot defects or errors. Time limit is 2 minutes.
Logic & Reasoning Skills – This test is made up of 20 work-related problems. Applicants are asked to complete as many of the problems as possible, demonstrating their ability to think logically, quickly and accurately during “real life,” on-the-job situations. This test is appropriate for most jobs that require the ability to think clearly and solve problems using careful and logical thought processes. Time limit is 8 minutes. (Online Only)
Math Skills – This test contains 20 problems that require applicants to perform basic math functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and percentages. This test is appropriate for jobs that require the use of basic mathematical concepts. Time limit is 4 minutes.
Proofreading Skills – This test is presented in the form of a brief letter. The letter has 20 errors related to spelling, grammar and punctuation. Applicants are asked to read the letter and circle the errors they encounter. This test is appropriate for jobs that require proofreading written material. Time limit is 3 minutes.
Reading Comprehension Skills – In this test, applicants must analyze a memo and a letter similar to what they would normally encounter on the job. They then are asked 10 questions pertaining to the readings. This test is appropriate for those jobs that require basic reading ability. Time limit is 4 minutes.
Spelling Skills – This test is made up of a list of 25 words commonly used in the working environment. Applicants are asked to identify the misspelled words, therefore demonstrating their spelling and proofing skills. This test is appropriate for jobs that require the ability to spell accurately. Time limit is 2 minutes. (Online Only)
Vocabulary Skills – This test is made up of 20 vocabulary words. Following each vocabulary word are four word choices. The applicants are asked to choose the word choice definition that most closely resembles the vocabulary word. This test is appropriate for those jobs that require the ability to write and/or speak, using proper vocabulary. Time limit is 2 minutes. (Online Only)