The Computer Literacy and Internet Knowledge Test, simply known as the computer literacy test, is an assessment of basic computer skills. It measures the proficiency of an individual by using Internet browsers and common desktop applications like chat, word processing programs, and emails. It is a time-limited test spanning 13 minutes. It consists of three two to three-minute task-oriented simulations, which are followed by ten multiple-choice questions. Since it is designed as a basic computer literacy test, it can be used for any position that requires basic computer skills, like in the case of receptionists, medical billers, data entry clerks, customer service representatives, administrative assistants, and so on.
Each individual is given a proficiency score and a raw score. The raw score is used to determine how many questions out of 25 the individual answered correctly. There is no negative marking in this computer literacy test. The raw scores are categorized into three possible proficiency rankings:
- 0-16: Not Proficient
- 17-21: Proficient
- 22-25: Highly Proficient
This test predicts job readiness and in certain cases overall job performance as well for a range of jobs for which computer skills are an essential part of the job. For example, in a group of employees working in clerical and administrative positions at a large employer, there was a strong correlation between the test scores and job performance, as measured by supervisory ratings.
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