Workforce Development & Continuing Education
Testing and Assessing Employee Skills
WDCE can assist companies in assessing employee skill levels using two standardized (“normed”) assessment instruments, as well as customized, job-specific assessments.
Test of Adult Basic Education Work-Related Foundation Skills (TABE-WF) assesses foundation skills in reading, mathematics, and language and provides accurate data to screen for employment and plan effective occupational education and training programs.
While a "general" form covers a variety of work contexts, separate forms are provided for three occupational clusters:
- Trade skills/technical
All TABE-WF forms use language and content that is appropriate for adults in a specific work environment.
Differential Aptitude Test (DAT) for Personnel and Career Assessment assesses individuals in up to eight key areas directly related to job performance and measures aptitude for learning and succeeding.
Separate forms are provided for:
- General cognitive abilities
- Perceptual abilities
- Clerical and language skills
- Verbal reasoning
- Numerical ability
- Abstract reasoning
- Clerical speed and accuracy
- Mechanical reasoning
- Spatial reasoning
- Space relations
- Language usage
Tests and assessments should be used in combination with other performance tools and not used as sole indicators of ability.
Students must sign a waiver in order for scores to be released to employers.
For more information contact WDCE or call 570-327-4775.