Business Student Reasoning Package

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Business Student Reasoning Package

Overview

The Business Reasoning Thinking Package is calibrated for use with high school graduates, community and technical college students or pre-business undergraduates.  It features two assessments: The Business Reasoning Test (BRT) and the Business Attribute Inventory (BAI). The BRT and BAI use familiar business-related contexts; however no business knowledge is required.

It is important that young adults are prepared to succeed in workplace. Employees must be willing and able to meet their job responsibilities. Many two-year business programs now focus on assuring that students are prepared with the skills to solve workplace problems. They also recognize the need to help students develop the personal habits of mind required for success in desired in today’s employees.

Pairing the BRT and BAI enables business and workforce development programs to obtain comprehensive diagnostics of the strength and weakness in student thinking.  This data is valuable for student support, placement, accreditation and program evaluation.

Mindset Attributes Assessed

The BAI measures the desire and intention to use one’s critical thinking skills to identify, interpret and resolve workplace problems and issues.

  • Dependability
  • Job commitment
  • Honesty
  • Desire to Work
  • Desire to Learn
  • Desire to Think
  • Workplace Flexibility
  • Professionalism
  • Workplace Tolerance

Skills Assessed

The BRT provides a comprehensive array of scores that are valid and reliable indicators of strength in critical thinking skill and, in some cases, indicators of those at risk for poor performance in academic programs or workplace situations.

In addition to an Overall Reasoning Skills score, the following five scale metrics are reported:

  • Analysis
  • Inference
  • Evaluation
  • Induction
  • Deduction

Data reported

The Business Student Reasoning report package provides the tables and graphics needed to compare your students’ achievement with national norms and to identify individual and group strengths and weaknesses. Numerical and categorical interpretation of strength are reported. A norm-referenced percentile ranking is provided for skills assessments.

Online testing includes an individual printable test taker report to document the scores of each individual with a short interpretative text.

User Manuals provide comprehensive information how to optimally interpret Insight Assessment results reports.

Validity and reliability

The BRT and BAI were built based on a growing science of the measurement of human decision-making. These assessments have been psychometrically evaluated in collaboration with researchers, educators, trainers and working professionals, to assure cultural and language competence in the intended test taker group.

Test administration

Insight Assessment offers the industry’s most complete and cost-effective array of testing options. Secure, encrypted online testing is available 24x7x365 with our multilingual delivery options.   Our browser or app based online system provides the option of taking our assessments on virtually any device.

The test-taker online interface is easy to use, data encrypted and flexible. Tests can be assigned to be taken within any window of time which meets the client’s needs. Each test is scored as soon as the test-taker submits responses to the items on the test.

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Our assessment tools are widely used for accreditation, admissions, student support and retention programs. Contact us today to start documenting that students are learning the skills and attributes that prepare them for success in the workplace.

 

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