Psychometric Assessments

Psychometric Tests and Assessments

AS Careers offers a variety of Psychometric Tests and Assessments, qualified through BPS certificates of competency in both Ability and Personality Testing.

The tests and assessments are offered on the assessment of individual need. All assessments and tests undertaken at AS Careers are followed by feedback session to help clients interpret, understand and discuss results appropriately.

AS Careers operates a responsible service with regard to Psychometric Testing and Assessment and as such the following information is advised for any potential clients to read.

In simple terms a Psychometric Assessment is a way of measuring defined factors for example abilities. An example of an ability test would be a Driving Test.

It is important that the Psychometric Assessment, Test or tools used are reliable (i.e. they have been proven previously to give results you can trust over and over again) and that they are valid for the purpose they are being used i.e. (they are appropriate and designed for that use).

Remember that a test or assessment will only give your results based on what it was designed for.

There are many different types of Psychometric Assessment and Tests. An assessment may look at one specific area for example your interests or your personality. Other types of Psychometric assessment may look at a combination for example your interests with aptitudes or abilities.

Psychometric assessments and tests may be used to:

A Psychometric assessment or test may help you:

It is very important that you go to a qualified practitioner if you are thinking of doing any kind of psychometric assessment or test.

This is because using the wrong test for a certain purpose or not being able to understand what the test results mean can be a bad thing and lead to false interpretation.

The British Psychological Society lays down criteria for all test administration in the UK.

These criteria are accredited by the Psychological Testing Centre. For different types of test different qualifications are needed by those conducting the tests. Ann Starkie is registered on the PTC website on the list of BPS accredited testers.

For further information on Psychometric Testing in the UK go to https://ptc.bps.org.uk/
On this site there is a directory of qualified testers with details.

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