Basic Math Skills / Arithmetic Aptitude Test

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Purpose: This test measures skill in five areas of basic math using whole numbers: adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, and using arithmetic to solve simple work-related word problems. The Basic Math Skills Arithmetic test should be used where employees need to be competent in making simple calculations in 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 an employees level of math skills and areas of deficit.

About the Test: This test consists of five (5) problems in five sections for a total of 25 questions. The test is untimed.

What the Report Gives You: The report provides an overall score for all 25 problems, as well as separate scores for the five topic areas: Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, Dividing, and Word Problems.

High Scorers: People scoring high on the Basic Math Skills Arithmetic Test should perform the quantitative aspects of their job more quickly with a minimum of mistakes.

Low Scorers: People scoring low on the Basic Math Skills Arithmetic test are likely to make a lot of mistakes in their work, thus causing problems with production and record keeping.

Testing Process: Online aptitude testing provides immediate reporting. Proctoring is desirable but not required.

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

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