The SHL Verify Range of Ability Tests comprises reasoning tests designed for administration online and to be resistant to cheating and piracy of content. SHL Verify consists of two stages:
The SHL Verify Ability Test (VAT) is intended for administration online and unsupervised. These tests are drawn from an item bank that provides different but equivalent tests administered randomly to candidates. This feature has been designed to minimise the ability of candidates to access answers to tests, and to reduce the ability of candidates to collude through the exchange of answers to items.
The SHL Verify Verification Test (VVT) is a short test that has been designed to offer an equivalent and supervised follow-up assessment to the VAT. This test checks the consistency of scores from the first unsupervised online test and flags inconsistent scores for follow up.
The Verify Range of Ability Tests currently comprises 3 individual measures of reasoning; Verbal, Numerical and Inductive Reasoning. The 3 tests can be administered either separately or in any combination driven by the requirements for an assessment.
Both the Verbal and Numerical tests are examples of deductive reasoning measures. Broadly speaking, this is the ability to work with problems that are bounded and where methods or rules to reach a solution have been previously established.