Get Down to Basics

Ramsay offers a number of reliable tests to gauge your job candidates’ basic skills

Are you looking for a test covering multiple basic skills or a test covering a single skill?

These tests are all considered Apprentice-level tests, which assume no previous training. They provide a quick evaluation of literacy and/or other basic skills required in manufacturing and processing jobs, such as arithmetic, inspection, measurement, process monitoring, and problem solving.

To assess reading comprehension (at a 10th grade level), arithmetic, inspection, measurement, process monitoring, and problem solving, consider our most general basic skills test:

Combined Basic Skills (A4)

RR200-A

Assesses:

Reading, Arithmetic, Inspection and Measurement, and Process Monitoring and Problem Solving Skills

Skill Level:

Entry

Format:

52 items, Multiple-choice

If you are in a chemicals industry, consider:

Combined Basic Skills (Chemical Operator)

If you are in a food industry, consider:

Combined Basic Skills (Food Industry)

If you need a lower reading level (8th grade instead of 10th) and want a team skills component, consider:

Combined Basic Skills (Team Skills)

If your position is specifically electrical or mechanical, consider:

Combined Basic Skills (Electrical)

Combined Basic Skills (Mechanical)

For other specialized combination tests, please click here.

Reading:

To assess general reading comprehension, consider:

Reading (AR-C) (Five passages and associated questions with reading levels ranging from 9th to 12th grade)

RR8-A

Assesses:

Ability to read and answer questions about what is read

Skill Level:

Entry

Format:

40 items, Multiple-choice

For a list of reading tests targeted to specific industries, click here.

Arithmetic/Measurement:

For a simple test including only operations with whole numbers, consider:

Arithmetic (2-I)

For operations with both whole numbers and fractions or operations with whole numbers and decimals, consider:

Arithmetic (A)

Office Arithmetic

RR10-A

Assesses:

Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers & decimals and percentages, simple formulas, reading tables and charts

Skill Level:

Entry

Format:

40 items, Multiple-choice

Arithmetic (CO-AR)

For operations with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, as well as simple formulas, tables, and possibly percentages, consider:

Arithmetic (MCY)

Arithmetic (Electrical Learner Series)

Arithmetic (Mechanical Learner Series)

Arithmetic (Electronics & Instrumentation)

Mathematics (PCA-R)

For a test to assess only measurement skills, consider:

Measurement (AR-C)

Measurement (Mechanical Learner Series)

Precision Measurement

For a test to assess both basic arithmetic (operations with whole numbers) and measurement skills, consider:

Arithmetic and Measurement

For more advanced mathematics, consider:

Algebra