Industrial Proficiency Tests (IPT)

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The Industrial Proficiency tests were developed by Opra Consulting in New Zealand as a selection battery for entry-level workers in industry. This battery is currently being prepared for classification.

The subtests include following instructions, checking (of numbers, letters, symbols and instrument read-outs), calculations and symbolic reasoning.

 

Clients who wish to cooperate with Psytech South Africa are invited to contact us in view of a collaborative research agreement. We must state clearly that we are at this stage mainly interested in collaborating with organisations who are in a position to cooperate in predictive validity studies, where criterion data can be made available.

Abstract Reasoning Test (ART)

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Abstract Reasoning Test (ART)

 

Abstract reasoningThe Abstract Reasoning Test is currently being prepared for classification by the HPCSA.

 

It is a fairly challenging non-verbal reasoning test, with items of a matrix-completion type format. It is suitable for respondents who have at least a grade 12 level of education. It is intended to complement the Critical Reasoning Test Battery.

 

We are currently looking for further research opportunities relating to the bias and fairness of this test, as well as predictive validity studies.

 

Administration time: 30 minutes

 

 

 

 


Support documents for the ART

 

Factsheet128.91 KB

Example report 39.68 KB

Technical manual117.5 KB



Norm groups for the ART

 

N1 ART SA Aggregate Population 2017

N2 ART SA Afrikaans 2017

N3 ART SA English 2017

N4 ART SA Indigenous 2017

N5 ART SA isiZulu 2017

N6 ART SA Sepedi 2017

N7 ART SA Sesotho 2017

N8 ART SA Setswana 2017


Reliabilities for the ART

 

R1 ART SA Aggregate Population 2017

R2 ART Afrikaans 2017

R3 ART English 2017

R4 ART SA Indigenous Language 2017

R5 ART SA isiZulu 2017

R6 ART SA Sepedi 2017

R7 ART SA Sesotho 2017

R8 ART SA Setswana 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Technical Test Battery (TTB2)

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The Technical Test Battery is suitable for selection testing of technicians and potential trainees. It includes subtests of Mechanical Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Visual Acuity. Together with the General Reasoning Test Battery, it gives a comprehensive assessment of the abilities relevant to technical training and work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Reference documents for the Technical Test Battery

 

TTB2 Classification certificate
TTB2 Technical manual
TTB2 Factsheet

 


Reports for the technical test battery


TTB2 Feedback report

TTB2 Standard report

TTB2 Results Spreadsheet

 


Reliabilities for the technical test battery

 

TTB2 reliability SA Aggregate group 2016

TTB2 reliability SA Afrikaans 2016

TTB2 reliability SA English 2016

TTB2 reliability SA Indigenous languages 2016

TTB2 reliability SA isiXhosa 2016

TTB2 reliability SA isiZulu 2016

TTB2 reliability SA Sepedi 2016

TTB2 reliability SA Sesotho 2016

TTB2 reliability SA Setswana 2016

 

 


 Norm groups for the Technical Test Battery

 

TTB2 SA Aggregate group 2016

TTB2 SA Afrikaans 2016

TTB2 SA English 2016

TTB2 SA Indigenous languages 2016

TTB2 SA isiXhosa 2016

TTB2 SA isiZulu 2016

TTB2 SA Sepedi 2016

TTB2 SA Sesotho 2016

TTB2 SA Setswana 2016

 


bias and fairness studies on the technical test battery

TTB2 Differential item functioning Snr tech officers

TTB2 Differential Item Functioning Construction Company

 

 

 

Clerical Test Battery (CTB2)

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The clerical test battery comprises a number of subtests relevant to general clerical and administrative work. These include Verbal Reasoning, Numerical ability, Clerical Checking and spelling. Typing and alphabetical ordering are additional on-screen tests that complement these.
 

 

 
 

 

Reference documents for the CTB2

Classification certificate.pdf310.67 KB

Technical manual.pdf141.77 KB
CTB2 Factsheet
CTB2 practice items

 



CTB2 Feedback report (GeneSys online)

CTB2 Standard report (GeneSys online)
CTB2 Group results summary spreadsheet (GeneSys online)

 


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CTB2 SA General Population 2012.pdf439.31 KB 

CTB2 SA African 2012.pdf450.88 KB

CTB2 SA European 2012.pdf434.43 KB

CTB2 SA Asian 2012.pdf423.4 KB

CTB2 SA Coloured 2012.pdf440.22 KB

N20 CTB2 SA English 2012.pdf429.93 KB

CTB2 SA Afrikaans 2012.pdf416.22 KB

CTB2 SA Indigenous 2012.pdf437.37 KB

 


Recent Clerical Test Battery Reliability studies

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CTB2 SA General Population.pdf282.84 KB

CTB2 SA African 2012.pdf241.63 KB

 

Critical Reasoning Test Battery (CRTB2)

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The Critical Reasoning Test Battery assesses numerical and verbal critical reasoning, which is a combination of comprehension and critical thinking. Test items take the form of scenarios with either verbal or numerical content. For the verbal test, respondents must judge the truth of deductions made from the paragraph contents, and for the numerical tests, they need to answer multiple choice questions based on the scenario and supplied figures. The scenarios are all relevant to the business world, which makes this test particularly suitable for occupational selection. The difficulty level is suitable for graduates and persons with some experience in a managerial role.


CRTB2 reference documents

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Classification certificate432.75 KB

Technical manual824.79 KB

CRTB2 Factsheet

CRTB2 practice items



CRTB2 Standard report (GeneSys online)

CRTB2 Feedback report (GeneSys online)

CRTB2 Group results summary spreadsheet (GeneSys online) 

 

 


Selected South African norm tables for the Critical Reasoning Test Battery

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These norm tables result from our norms renewal program. We recommend that GeneSys users implement these norms as soon as possible, and use them in preference to the older, smaller norm groups.

 SA African updated 2010

SA Coloured updated 2010

SA European updated 2010

SA Asian updated 2010

SA General Population updated 2010

SA Indigenous language speakers updated 2010

SA Aggregate Population 2016

SA Afrikaans 2016

SA English 2016

SA isiXhosa 2016

SA isiZulu 2016

SA Setswana 2016

SA Sesotho 2016

SA Indigenous 2016

 


Selected South African reliability studies for the Critical Reasoning Test Battery

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These documents contain information about the internal consistency reliability studies done on the Critical Reasoning Test Battery in South Africa. 

SA General Population updated 2010

SA African updated 2010

SA Coloured updated 2010

SA Asian updated 2010

SA European updated 2010

SA Indigenous language speakers updated 2010

SA English speakers updated 2010

SA Afrikaans speakers updated 2010

SA Aggregate Population 2016

SA Afrikaans 2016

SA English 2016

SA isiXhosa 2016

SA isiZulu 2016

SA Setswana 2016

SA Sesotho 2016

SA Indigenous 2016

 

Graduate Reasoning Test Battery (GRT1)

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The Graduate Reasoning Test Battery is intended for selection of persons for specialised positions that are particularly intellectually demanding and demand high level training and education. As with the General Reasoning Test Battery, it assesses Verbal, Numerical and Abstract Reasoning, but at a considerably higher level of difficulty.

 


Reference documents for the Graduate reasoning test battery

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Classification certificate

GRT1 Technical manual

GRT1 Factsheet

 


GRT1 Example Reports

GRT1 Feedback report

GRT1 Standard report

xlsxGRT1 Group results summary spreadsheet





Selected norm tables for the Graduate Reasoning Test Battery

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GRT1 Combined Group updated 2010

GRT1 SA African updated 2010

SA Coloured updated 2010

SA European updated 2010

SA Asian updated 2010

GRT1 SA English 2010

GRT1 SA Afrikaans 2010

GRT1 SA Indigenous languages 2010

 


 

General Reasoning Test Battery (GRT2)

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What it measures:

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The General Reasoning Test Battery assesses three domains of ability that are relevant to work and study: Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning. Of these, Abstract reasoning is the least affected by education and cultural background.

Target population:

This battery is recommended for persons with an educational level of grade 9 and upwards. It can be used for selection, guidance or development.

Logistics considerations:

The tests are brief, and the time taken for administration (not counting instructions) is less than half an hour for the whole battery. Instructions need to be given with care though, and if the test is properly administered with due attention to examples and instructions, it should take between 45 minutes and an hour to administer the whole battery with all three subtests. The tests can be administered using pencil and paper, online or on-screen using an off-line computer via the GeneSys integrated assessment software.


Reference documents for the GRT2

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GRT2 Classification certificate419.2 KB

GRT2 Technical manual3.48 MB

GRT2 factsheet

GRT2 practice items


GRT2 Example Reports

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GRT2 Standard report (GeneSys online)

GRT2 Feedback report (GeneSys online)

GRT2 Group results summary spreadsheet (GeneSys online)

 

When administering the GRT2 as well as the OIP, the option of generating a career report becomes available. This costs 4 credits.

Career Report (GeneSys online ONLY) 

 

This report provides career-relevant information and is intended as a guide for the professional to utilise in writing their own integrated report. Additionally, it has summarised the information contained in the standard report of the GRT2 and the extended report of the OIP. The General Mental Ability Profile of the GRT2 is not included in the career report, however the career report does provide a career exploration guide. 

 


GRT2 SA Reliability research

 

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GRT2 Reliability SA General Population 2010

GRT2 Reliability SA European updated 2011

GRT2 Reliability SA African updated 2011

GRT2 Reliability SA Asian updated 2011

GRT2 Reliability SA Coloured updated 2011

GRT2 Reliability SA English updated 2011

GRT2 Reliability SA Afrikaans updated 2011

GRT2 Reliability SA Indigenous updated 2011

GRT2 Reliability SA Aggregate Population 2016

GRT2 Reliability SA Afrikaans 2016

GRT2 Reliability SA English 2016

GRT2 Reliability SA Indigenous 2016

GRT2 Reliability SA isiXhosa 2016

GRT2 Reliability SA isiZulu 2016

GRT2 Reliability SA Sepedi 2016

GRT2 Reliability SA Sesotho 2016

GRT2 Reliability SA Setswana 2016

GRT2 Reliability SA siSwati 2016

GRT2 Reliability SA Tshivenda 2016

GRT2 Reliability SA Xitsonga 2016

 

The following document contains a summary of the reliabilities for the GRT2 for different subgroups, based on the 2016 update.

 

GRT2 Reliability Coefficients per Group

 

 


GRT2 SA Norm tables

This selection of norms documents reflects our two most recent updates of the norms for the GRT2. It is recommended that users should use the most recent norms unless there is a compelling reason to continue using older norms.

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GRT2 SA General Population 2010

GRT2 SA Coloured updated 2011

GRT2 SA European updated 2011

GRT2 norm table SA African updated 2011

GRT2 Norm table SA Asian updated 2011

GRT2 Norm table SA English updated 2011

GRT2 Norm table SA Indigenous updated 2011

GRT2 Norm table SA Afrikaans updated 2011

GRT2 Norms SA Aggregate group 2016

GRT2 Norms SA Afrikaans 2016

GRT2 Norms SA English 2016

GRT2 Norms SA Indigenous 2016

GRT2 Norms SA isiXhosa 2016

GRT2 Norms SA isiZulu 2016

GRT2 Norms SA Sepedi 2016

GRT2 Norms SA Sesotho 2016

GRT2 Norms SA Setswana 2016

GRT2 Norms SA siSwati 2016

GRT2 Norms SA Tshivenda 2016

GRT2 Norms SA Xitsonga 2016