Basic Math Skills II / Decimals Aptitude Test

Use pre-employment math testing to hire for open job positions with this basic math aptitude test.

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Purpose: The Basic Math Decimals Skills Test measures skill in six areas of basic math with decimals: Adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, converting decimals to shop fractions, and identifying which decimal is larger.

The Basic Math Skills II – Decimals test should be used where employees need to be competent in basic math on their jobs. The test points up areas of deficiency that could be remediated by targeted training on the job. We believe that even though most jobs allow use of calculators, people who cannot do simple math in their head or by hand calculations will make a lot more mistakes when using calculators. Therefore, we advise against allowing candidates to use calculators for this test.

We recommend using this for any position where you need to know employees’ level of math skills and areas of deficit.

About the test: This untimed test consists of five problems in six sections, for a total of 30 questions. The report provides an overall score for all 30 problems, as well as separate scores for the six topic areas: Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, Dividing, Conversion to Fractions, and “Which is Larger?”

Candidates scoring high on the Basic Math Skills II – Decimals should perform the quantitative aspects of their job more quickly with a minimum of mistakes. Candidates scoring low on the Basic Math Skills II – Decimals test are likely to make a lot of mistakes in their work, thus causing problems with production and record keeping.

Validity Information: Content validity based on Subject Matter Expert reports of job content. Scores are reported as “Percent Correct.”

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