Proofing Information

"Proofing Information" is an employment test that measures the ability to identify alphanumeric errors in written material by comparing the material to an original (proofreadig test). This skills test assesses perceptual speed and accuracy required for identifying and correcting errors in documentation.



Proofing Information


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About This Assessment

Type of Assessment

Competency Dimension

Skill and Ability Test


Time Limit

Number of Items

3 min.

80 items

Predicts Effectiveness in These Areas

Examples of Using Skills & Abilities on the Job

  • General Learning Ability
  • Problem Solving
  • Productivity / Efficiency
  • Quality of Work
  • Overall Efffectiveness
  • Completing documentation accurately
  • Identifying and correcting documentation errors

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Assessment Procedure

This assessment includes pairs of names, addresses, and numbers ("fields"). Individuals are provided basic rules regarding changes that have been made to the second field in each pair. These changes do not make the second field different from the first field in a pair (e.g., deleting hyphens from a social security number). Individuals are asked to compare the second field to the first field and determine if any errors exist in the second field (e.g., numbers have been transposed, typographical errors). For each pair, individuals are asked to select "Correct" if the second field does not contain an error or "Incorrect" if the second field does contain an error.

Sample Problem(s)

Sample Problem for Proofing Information