MOS_Unit_3_Lesson_3 - Types of Selection Tests Aptitude vs Achievement Tests \u25cf Aptitude Testing for skills and future potential aka testing for Fluid

MOS_Unit_3_Lesson_3 - Types of Selection Tests Aptitude vs...

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Types of Selection Tests Aptitude vs. Achievement Tests Aptitude: Testing for skills and future potential aka testing for Fluid Intelligence Achievement: Assessing a candidate’s existing skills like their Excel/PowerPoint skills Physical Tests: should have construct validity and are usually pass/fail in format) Advantages: valid predictor of performance in physical jobs, cannot be faked or lied on, lower chance of workplace injuries Disadvantages: tend to favour young and male candidates (higher muscle mass per kg), taxing on time and resources as they take a while, tests tend to be more of an unnatural setting (contrived) rather than real life scenarios Cognitive Ability Test: general intelligence tests, the BEST predictors of job performance Wonderlic Personnel Test: 50 multiple choice items; 12 minutes, scored as the number of correct responses provided in time limit Advantages: strongest predictor of job performance, most valid method of selection, and fast and easy to administer

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