The case study below is an example of data from the results of a Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT). The CCAT measures cognitive aptitude and critical thinking skills. It indicates an applicant’s ability to solve problems, learn new skills, and comprehend and apply information.
Review the following case study and score report results. Case Study: Jane Jane is applying for an administrative assistant position with the marketing department. Her duties may include fielding telephone calls, receiving and directing visitors, word processing, filing, and faxing. Extensive software skills are required, as well as Internet research abilities and strong communication skills. Additional duties include assisting with trade show and event planning, creating or updating presentation software files, tracking budgets and expenses, and communicating with external creative service providers. Jane’s score on the CCAT was 29 corresponding to a percentile rank of 58. This means that she scored better than 58% of the people who have taken this test. Here are more details regarding her test results: Spatial Reasoning: 85% This domain measures the ability to see the ‘big picture’ or the overarching idea or larger perspective of a situation, make spatial judgments, and problem solve. Spatial reasoning is correlated to general intelligence.
Verbal Ability: 40% This domain measures the ability to reason and comprehend words, constructively think about situations or scenarios, and one’s ability to focus on details. Math and Logic: 26% This domain measures the ability to reason using numbers and numerical concepts. It also measures the ability to apply logic and analytical thinking. Review the CCAT sample report that is available from Criteria Corp. After reviewing the report, and based on the information from the Jane case study example, write an assessment report that describes the possible outcomes for this employee regarding the following areas: Employee placement Career path Training needs Define when a cognitive test is appropriate and addresses the limitations of cognitive tests in terms of selection and promotion. Your assignment should be a 3–5-page essay, not including the title and reference pages, and should include the following elements:
Title page: Provide your name, title of assignment, course and section number, and date. Body: Answer all the questions in complete sentences and paragraphs. Your responses should reflect professional writing standards, using proper tone and language. The writing and writing style should be correct and accurate, and reflect knowledge of skills and practice in the human service profession. Reference page: Sources listed in APA format. Include a minimum of three scholarly or academic sources to support your responses and conclusions. Use Arial or Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced and left aligned. Use standard 1″ margins on all sides. Use APA formatting and citation style. This assignment assesses the following Course Outcome: PS543-2:
Analyze employee placement, training needs, and career path based on employee assessment data.