Reading Passages

"Reading Passages" is an employment test that measures the ability to read and understand written material and to answer literal and inferential questions about this material (reading test). This skills test assesses reading comprehension required for understanding written materials used in training programs or on the job.



Reading Passages


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About This Assessment

Type of Assessment

Competency Dimension

Skill and Ability Test


Time Limit

Number of Items

10 min.

20 items

Predicts Effectiveness in These Areas

Examples of Using Skills & Abilities on the Job

  • General Learning Ability
  • Problem Solving
  • Productivity / Efficiency
  • Reading materials used in training programs
  • Reading policy and procedure manuals
  • Reading business documents
  • Reading technical reports
  • Reading text on computers and the Internet

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Assessment Procedure

This assessment includes several reading passages. Each passage involves five questions. For each question, individuals are asked to choose the alternative that they think is the correct answer.

Sample Problem(s)

Sample Problem for Reading Passages