There are two types of psychological test - tests of ability, aptitude or attainment, which are known as measures of maximum performance; and tests which are designed to assess personal qualities, such as personality, beliefs, social competence, values, developmental milestones and interests and to measure motivation or drive. These are known as measures of typical performance.
I would like to take a test ....
You need to consider why you need to be tested and what you would like to get out of being tested. If you would like to practice taking a sample test, please visit 'Companies that offer Practice Tests'.
You may also be interested in A Test Tasker's Guide and The Code of Good Practice in Psychological Testing, as well as some Frequently Asked Questions.
About Educational Testing
About Health Testing
This form of testing can be undertaken by Chartered Psychologists who are trained in Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology or Clinical Neuropsychology. Please see the Directory of Chartered Psychologists. This has a searchable database and you should be able to find a psychologist in your area. Psychologists charge professional fees comparable with other professionals.
Qualifications in psychological testing in forensic contexts are currently under development by the Society and will be available in 2015.
About Occupational Testing
This form of testing can be undertaken by the following:
· Chartered Psychologists specialising in Occupational Psychology can provide testing services. Please see the Directory of Chartered Psychologists. This has a searchable database and you should be able to find a psychologist in your area. Psychologists charge professional fees comparable with other professionals.
· Human Resources Officers (Personnel) who hold the Society’s qualifications in test use and a current entry on the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU) are employed by many organisations.
· Careers guidance advisers, outplacement counsellors and coaches who also hold the Society’s qualifications in test use and a current entry on the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU).
Some qualified occupational test users offer independent services and can be found by visiting the subscription-based listings on the Directory of Qualified Testers.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with assessment and testing terminology used in a work and organisational setting, you may want to refer to Getting to grips with terminology
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