When a student heads to school, we determine their knowledge based on specific perimeters and grades. Literacy is the ability of a person to be knowledgeable and competent on a specific topic. Some jobs and professions require a person to know a specific hard skill to be qualified. Companies and businesses can use a literacy assessment to determine the competency of their prospective employees.
Standard literacy assessments are tests used to determine a person’s literacy when it comes to a specific skill. Schools and administrators can use literacy assessments to test someone’s ability to read and write in a specific language. This could come in the form of literacy leadership assessments, spelling tests or inventories, and self-inventories. Companies around the world can use a digital literacy assessment to digitally assess prospective employees around the world.
A comprehensive literacy assessment includes different tests that encompass the different elements of the subject or topic. This is to ensure that the test can cover all the required knowledge to function and work productively in the company. A good administrator will apply this test to prospective employees before their first interview.
Start by determining the subject or skill the literacy assessment will be about. This is to ensure that the resources used in making the literacy assessment are not wasted. You will need to establish the need for a literacy assessment in the hiring process. After establishing the need you will then proceed to the allocation and drafting of the literacy assessment.
After the literacy assessment has been drafted, you will now need the assessment to be verified by an expert. This will make sure that your test is both reliable and valid, to ensure that the literacy assessment is testing the right skills. A test must be both reliable and valid.
By assigning a point person to obtain and check the literacy assessment, you can ensure that the results will be consistent with what your business or company is seeking. This will also help prevent or lessen bottlenecks in the assessment process.
After you are done assigning the point person, you will now need to coordinate with the hiring team to apply the literacy assessment to the hiring process. The best place to place the literacy assessment is in the first parts of the hiring process, preferably before the initial interview.
Literacy assessments are important because they can act as filters for prospective employees, ensuring that you will obtain productive and qualified candidates. They can also set the standard for the quality of work you are looking for. This is all hinging on the fact that the literacy assessment is both reliable and valid when it comes to its results.
Anyone can administer the literacy assessment or test on the applicants or the prospects of a specific position. This is not the same for the one creating the literacy assessment. These tests should be created and edited by professionals who have the skills and knowledge you are trying to gauge on your prospective hirees.
A literacy assessment can usually span from 1 day to a whole week, but this is wholly dependent on the subject matter of the literacy assessment. If the subject is easy to comprehend or understand then the assessment should span 1 to 3 days, while a harder subject will span 4 to 7 days.
Literacy assessments act as filters that ensure a specific quality of employees are going to be incorporated into your business or company. But you should be careful as unreliable and invalid literacy assessments are quite ineffective as filters.