Using Aptitude Tests

Discover If Applicants Have Basic Academic Knowledge To Properly and Appropriately Represent Your Company.

Why do you Need Aptitude Testing?

Because People Who Write Like This Want You to Hire Them:

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"I was in your website today and looking for an aptitude test that would include the spelling and computer illiterate testing..."

Each of the people who corresponded with us in these messages are employed by somebody.

"Hi I would like to know more ibfo on this test cos I getting it for my nephew. my nephew is a guy who like to do everything and dont know which one is suitable for terms of career or should I say career test?????he is 26 years of age and cannot decide his future cos he is a little slow on the brain itself.Im guiding him thru his future so I was thinking this test will help him to decide."

What Impression do Your Employees Make?

Which test is right for you?

Hire Success offers several basic academic tests designed to help you gain a better understanding of key, business oriented skills and knowledge for each applicant before you make a hiring decision. Just because a resume is well written and looks polished, doesn't necessarily mean the applicant wrote it. With the proliferation of resume services and resume software, spell checkers and other tools, it is not uncommon to hire someone with a great looking resume, only to find out the letters and other correspondence they write cause your customers to wonder about your company and why you hired this person. Because you don't get a second chance to make a first impression, make sure every new hire has a reasonable command of the basic academic skills necessary to properly do the job for which you hire them, and present a good image of your company.

Hire Success Aptitude Tests Include:

  • Math - Consists of 30 multiple choice general math questions ranging from 4th to 14th grade. Questions were academically indexed using standard Scope and Sequence Charts for general education. The majority of questions on this, and the other academic tests, are in the High School and Middle School academic range.

  • Spelling - Consists of 30 multiple choice spelling questions. The applicant can click on a button next to each set of choices and hear the word spoken, then chooses which one of 4 spellings of the word is the correct spelling.

  • Vocabulary - Consists of 30 multiple choice vocabulary words. Next to each vocabulary word are 4 definitions of the word. The applicant chooses the definition that best describes the vocabulary word. Like the other academic tests above, an overall score is provided as well as scores by academic grade range.

  • Basic Combination - One test, using only one Report Credit, provides 10 multiple choice questions in each of four academic categories: Math, Spelling, Vocabulary and Grammar. In addition to an overall score, each category is scored separately. It is like having four tests in one!

  • Computer Combination - Consists of multiple choice questions covering Microsoft Word, Excel, Windows Operating System, General Computer Terminology, and General Internet Terminology. This test is not for the "casual" computer user, as the questions include aspects of these applications a casual user will not likely know. It was designed to assist companies where the employee will use integrated spreadsheets, workbooks, word processing, and desktop publishing tools etc. Often job applicants will indicate on their resume they are "experts" in these application, then when hired, barely know where to begin when complex applications are required.

Important: All Hire Success Academic tests have been professionally developed by one of our consultants who has achieved a doctorate degree in education. This meets the standard required by the Supreme Court Decision of Griggs vs. Duke Power.

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Aptitude Test Scoring

Question Value - Each question is assigned a "score", or point value. This places more emphasis, or "weight" on the most important or academically higher level questions, or less emphasis on those that virtually everyone should know. The total point value of each test and category are calculated by Hire Success, and a "weighted score" is shown based on the point value of the correct answers vs. the total points available on the test. If the Weighted score is higher than the standard percentage score, it would indicate that the easier questions (less point value) were the ones missed. Since one would expect the more difficult, or academically challenging questions, to be most often missed, the Weighted Score is normally lower than the standard percentage score.

Hire Success' On-Line academic Aptitude Tests are assigned values based on academic grade equivalency. The higher the grade-level, the higher the score value for the question. Academic grade equivalencies were determined using standard Scope and Sequence Charts and are Certified by Dr. Janet White-Mountain. (Ed.D).

Test Administration

Each Custom Aptitude Test can be administered from any Internet Ready computer or on paper, at your option, then have someone else enter the test answers on-line after the applicant has completed the test and turned it in. You have the flexibility to choose which method best meets the needs of your company.

Allowing the test to be administered on paper also allows the test to be administered in the field and scored later. Each aptitude test administered deducts One Report Credit from the Bank of Report Credits you pre-purchase. Report Credits are inexpensive and provide you with a valuable tool for selecting new employees or developing current employees to their highest potential.

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