Testing Information

The use of tests can be an effective means of determining which applicants are most qualified for a specific position. We conduct a battery of cognitive tests to assess reasoning abilities, memory, perceptual speed and accuracy, skills in math and reading comprehension, decision making, and more.

If we ask you to continue the hiring process with testing and assessments, we will provide information on which series of tests to complete, all of which are administered online. The information provided here is intended to provide a general overview of the tests, what to expect during the testing process, and tips to prepare.

General Information About the Testing Process

  • You will be asked to take a series of tests within approximately 48 hours of being notified.
  • We strongly encourage you prepare in advance (see How to Prepare for Testing)
  • The tests can be completed from any computer with internet access.
  • You should set aside at least one hour for taking the assessments in a quiet place where you will not be interrupted.
  • Assistance or observation by others is NOT permitted. Your qualifications may be verified, including additional test(s) that may be administered in-person in our offices and observed by a test administrator.
  • Each individual test is timed. You may not be able to finish all the test questions in the time allowed. Don't be discouraged if you don't finish a test.
  • There will be instructions and sample questions before each test, and you may read these at your own speed.
  • Speed and accuracy are important.
  • Calculators and outside devices are not allowed.
  • Have scratch paper and pencils available.
  • Do not guess randomly.

How to Prepare for Testing

We strongly recommend that you practice some on-line testing before the actual test. This will help you become more comfortable working with on-line testing and will help you refresh on basic skills. Most of the test sets include solving math problems or arithmetic problems in basic calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), order of operations, fractions, decimals, patterns, and basic algebra. Preparing in these areas will help you brush up on these skills and get you accustomed to solving these problems without the use of a calculator.

Connexus Energy does not endorse any specific websites, and we are not responsible for their content or value. Preparation is up to the individual, and the tests we use are designed not to require it. The sites listed below are just a small sample of sites that are available on the internet.

AAA Math
http://www.aaamath.com

http://www.aaamath.com/B/fra410x2.htm#section2

Highline Advanced Math Program
http://home.avvanta.com/~math/
http://home.avvanta.com/~math/FDMENU.HTM

College Board
https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/student/practice

West Texas A&M University
http://www.wtamu.edu/academic/anns/mps/math/mathla...

RicksMath.com
http://ricksmath.com/
http://www.ricksmath.com/word-problems/

US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
This guide explains how assessment instruments are used in employment selection and career counseling, and gives tips and strategies for taking tests and other assessments in easy-to-understand terms.

System Requirements for Testing

Access to an Internet connection and browser software of:

  • Internet Explorer 10.0 and above, or
  • Mozilla Firefox 7.0 and above, or
  • Google Chrome 14.0 and above, or
  • Safari 4.0 and above
  • All pop-up blockers must be turned off (disabled). If you use the system check but the exam is still not loading properly, there is a pop-up blocker that the check has been unable to locate.
  • “Cookies” should be enabled
  • Your computer’s screen resolution should be set at a minimum of 1024x768
  • Zoom screen should be set at 100%

If you need assistance on how to change any of the above settings, please click on the “Find answers to frequently asked questions” link under the box where you enter your test key on the main screen. Then select the appropriate link under the first Q & A. This will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to disable your pop-up blocker, enable cookies and Java, and adjust your screen resolution.

Description of Tests