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Available languages:
English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish

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Administration time:

10 minutes

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Difficulty level:


Advanced

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Number of questions:


16 questions per test, 92 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 AWS 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 = .69

Face validity: Candidates rated this test as accurately measuring their skills (average score of 3.76 out of 5.00).

Criterion-related validity: Candidates with higher scores on this test received higher average ratings from the hiring team during the selection process (r = .43, N = 869).

For an in-depth look at interpreting test results, please take a look at our Science series articles: How to interpret test fact sheets (part 1): Reliability, and How to interpret test fact sheets (part 2): Validity.

For an explanation of the various terms, please refer to our Science glossary.

Reliability and validity

Sufficient data available

Analyses and checks conducted

Outcome

Reliability

Acceptable

Content validity

Acceptable

Face validity

Acceptable

Construct validity

Acceptable

Criterion-related validity

Acceptable

Group differences

Age differences

Pending

Pending

Pending

Gender differences

Pending

Pending

Pending

Ethnicity differences

Pending

Pending

Pending

Use these tests with the AWS 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 AWS test.

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DevOps

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DISC

The DISC test is based on the model developed by psychologist William Marston for behavioral assessment. It classifies how we express emotions into the four behavior types of DISC: dominance (D), influence (I), steadiness (S), and conscientiousness (C).
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