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Available languages:
English, Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Polish, Norwegian

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Test type:


Language

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Administration time:

10 minutes

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Difficulty level:


Advanced

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Number of questions:


20 questions per test, 101 in the test bank

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Scoring benchmarks

Benchmarks are available for various education levels (ranging from some high school education to Master’s degree or higher), business functions (from administrative to software development), and seniority levels (junior to senior).

Psychometric properties of the English (proficient/C1) test

The metrics reported below are based on a sample size (N) of at least 1,000 candidates unless indicated otherwise.

Reliability: Cronbach’s alpha coefficient = .82

Face validity: Candidates rated this test as accurately measuring their skills (average score of 4.03 out of 5.00).

Criterion-related validity: Candidates with higher scores on the Attention to detail (Visual) test received higher average ratings from the hiring team during the selection process (r = .30, N = 866).

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Use these tests with the English (proficient/C1) test

We believe that multi-measure testing is essential in a holistic hiring process because it examines the candidate as a whole, including technical skills, soft skills, and personality. Below are some tests we recommend using alongside the English (proficient/C1) test.

Attention to detail (textual)

This attention-to-detail pre-hire skills test evaluates candidates’ ability to pay attention to textual detail while processing information. The attention to detail (textual) test helps companies identify candidates who can thoroughly and carefully handle intricate processes using analytical skills.
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Problem Solving

This Problem Solving test evaluates candidates’ ability to define problems and analyze data and textual information to make correct decisions. This test helps you identify candidates who use analytical skills to evaluate and respond to complex situations.
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Enneagram

The Enneagram test follows the personality model developed in the teachings of O. Ichazo and C. Naranjo. The model maps out nine different personalities on a nine-pointed diagram describing the core beliefs and the worldview each one operates from.
10 min

macOS

Looking for candidates who are comfortable working with macOS? TestGorilla’s macOS test evaluates candidates’ understanding and practical application of basic concepts in macOS. From navigating the interface to utilizing key features, our test assesses their proficiency in working with Apple’s operating system. Whether you need administrative assistants, executive assistants, or other roles that involve macOS usage, our assessment helps you identify candidates with the necessary skills. Evaluate their knowledge of system preferences, file management, and productivity tools. Streamline your hiring process and find macOS experts with TestGorilla’s macOS test. Sign up today and discover top talent for your organization!
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