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 Defines when a cognitive test is appropriate and addresses the limitations of cognitive tests in terms of selection and promotion. 

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PS543 Unit 4 Assignment Rubric
Course: PS543 Organizational Leadership – Management, Training, and Evaluation

Criteria 1
Level III
26 points

Level II
20 points

Level I
16 points

Not Present
0 points

Criterion Score

Summary of

Assessment

Tool

/ 26

Defines when

a cognitive test

is appropriate

and addresses

the limitations

of cognitive

tests in terms

of selection

and promotion.

Defines when
a cognitive test
is appropriate
and addresses
the limitations
of cognitive
tests in terms
of selection

and promotion,

but is lacking

depth or key

details.

Defines when
a cognitive test
is appropriate

OR addresses

the limitations
of cognitive
tests in terms
of selection
and promotion,

but does not

include both.

● Assignment
submitted

does not meet

minimum

criteria.

Criteria 2
Level III
30 points

Level II
24 points

Level I
18 points

Not Present
0 points

Criterion Score

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Criteria 2
Level III
30 points
Level II
24 points
Level I
18 points
Not Present
0 points
Criterion Score
Assessment

Report

/ 30

Writes an

assessment

report based

on the CCAT

report and

Jane’s case

study that

includes

possible

outcomes for

all of the

following:

● Employee
placement

● Career path
● Training
needs

Writes an
assessment
report based
on the CCAT
report and
Jane’s case
study that
includes
possible
outcomes for
all of the

following, but

lacks depth or

key details:

● Employee
placement
● Career path
● Training
needs
Writes an
assessment
report based
on the CCAT
report and
Jane’s case
study that
includes
possible
outcomes for

1-2 of the

following:
● Employee
placement
● Career path
● Training
needs
● Assignment
submitted
does not meet
minimum
criteria.

Criteria 3
Level III
7 points

Level II
6 points

Level I
4 points

Not Present
0 points
Criterion Score

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Criteria 3
Level III
7 points
Level II
6 points
Level I
4 points
Not Present
0 points
Criterion Score

Writing and

Mechanics

(10%)

/ 7

Writing

includes all of

the

following:

● Reaches the
3-5 page

length

requirement

● Clear and
logical

organization

paragraphs.

● Sentences
are well

developed.

● Uses correct
grammar,

spelling, and

punctuation.

Writing

includes a

majority of the

following:
● Reaches the
3-5 page
length
requirement
● Clear and
logical
organization
paragraphs.
● Sentences
are well
developed.
● Uses correct
grammar,
spelling, and
punctuation.
Writing

includes less

than half of

the following:

● Reaches the
3-5 page
length
requirement
● Clear and
logical
organization
paragraphs.
● Sentences
are well
developed.
● Uses correct
grammar,
spelling, and
punctuation.
● Assignment
submitted
does not meet
minimum
criteria.

Criteria 4
Level III
7 points

Level II
6 points
Level I
4 points
Not Present
0 points
Criterion Score

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Total / 70

Overall Score

Criteria 4
Level III
7 points
Level II
6 points
Level I
4 points
Not Present
0 points
Criterion Score

APA Style

(10%)

/ 7APA Style

includes all of
the following:

● Clearly
written in

Standard

English.

● References
or academic

sources as

required,

including in-

text citation(s).

● Paraphrased
correctly and

accurately;

direct quotes

used minimally.

● Formatted
correctly using

either APA

style or

provided

template.

APA Style
includes a
majority of the
following:
● Clearly
written in
Standard
English.
● References
or academic
sources as
required,
including in-
text citation(s).
● Paraphrased
correctly and
accurately;
direct quotes
used minimally.
● Formatted
correctly using
either APA
style or
provided
template.
APA Style
includes less
than half of
the following:
● Clearly
written in
Standard
English.
● References
or academic
sources as
required,
including in-
text citation(s).
● Paraphrased
correctly and
accurately;
direct quotes
used minimally.
● Formatted
correctly using
either APA
style or
provided
template.
● Assignment
submitted
does not meet
minimum
criteria.

Level III
57 points minimum

Level II
43 points minimum

Level I
1 point minimum

Not Present
0 points minimum

PercentileRaw Score

The CCAT measures cognitive aptitude, or general intelligence. This test
provides an indication of a subject’s ability to solve problems, digest and apply
information, learn new skills, and think critically. Cognitive aptitude is one of the
most accurate job predictors of job success for any position.

Ability to reason using numbers and
numerical concepts. Also measures
logic and analytical thinking.

Reasoning and comprehension of
words, constructive thinking, and
attention to detail.

Ability to visualize, make spatial
judgements, and problem solve;
correlated to general intelligence.

24 50

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

Vince Sample achieved an overall score of 24, which means Vince answered 24 questions correctly. This corresponds to a percentile
rank of 50, meaning Vince scored better than 50% of the people who have taken this test. Below are details of how Vince performed in
specific sub categories.

58 62 24

Sample – CCAT Score Report – Page 1 © 2022 Criteria Corporation. All Rights Reserved. • www.criteriacorp.com • (877) 909-8378

Vince Sample
Position: Sample Test Portfolio
Test Date: Jan 17, 2022
Event ID: ABC-D1Fg-2H3I-jklmN | Test Ver: 1.0

*Based on national norms compiled by Criteria Corp.

50403020100
(Range: 23-38)

50403020100
(Range: 20-37)

50403020100
(Range: 29-42)

50403020100
(Range: 21-35)

50403020100
(Range: 23-37)

50403020100
(Range: 21-35)

50403020100
(Range: 22-37)

50403020100
(Range: 18-34)

50403020100
(Range: 26-41)

50403020100
(Range: 22-40)

50403020100
(Range: 23-37)

50403020100
(Range: 22-36)

50403020100
(Range: 29-42)

50403020100
(Range: 18-30)

50403020100
(Range: 21-40)

50403020100
(Range: 18-32)

50403020100
(Range: 24-39)

50403020100
(Range: 23-40)

50403020100
(Range: 20-35)

50403020100
(Range: 26-42)

50403020100
(Range: 20-35)
50403020100
(Range: 24-39)

Vince Sample | Score: 24

In Range

In Range

Below

In Range
In Range
In Range
In Range
In Range
In Range
In Range
Below
In Range
In Range
In Range
Below
In Range
In Range
In Range
In Range
In Range
Below
In Range

Sample – CCAT Score Report – Page 2 © 2022 Criteria Corporation. All Rights Reserved. • www.criteriacorp.com • (877) 909-8378

 

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 CriteriaCorp. 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.

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