ABLE Series®

Aptitude tests that reveal potential

The ABLE Series offers ten* different ability tests suitable for a range of job roles. Each assessment is based on contextualised scenarios, and measures an individual's potential to learn a given task, succeed quickly in a particular job and adapt to changing work environments.

Accurate predictions of future performance

ABLERecruiters can glean a lot about a candidate’s past experience and current skills during an interview, but they often struggle to assess someone’s ability to handle future work challenges. The ABLE Series provides essential information about both an individual's current ability and their potential to adapt to new situations and to learn. Studies have shown that structured learning exercises such as the ABLE tests are up to 50% more effective than traditional ability tests.

* From 1 October 2017, the ABLE Series will consist of five ability tests only. Please refer to our retirement FAQs for more information

ABLE Series – key features

  • Offers 10 different aptitude tests applicable to a wide range of job roles in many sectors, including customer services, technical, graduate, specialist and managerial roles
  • Provides objective assessment of aptitude, backed by research into how positive results on the ABLE tests translate into excellent performance on the job
  • Tests a candidate’s ability to learn by first teaching them a series of principals to work from, then asking them to complete tasks that increase in complexity as the test progresses
  • Provides contextualised, holistic tests that simulate a real workplace, requiring candidates to combine different cognitive skills in order to progress within the simulation, rather than testing them separately
  • Uses an engaging and motivating approach from the candidate’s point of view
  • Includes a large range of specific norm tables to choose from, so that the most relevant comparison group can be used

Ability tests: fair, realistic elements in the recruitment process

Using an ability test from the ABLE Series provides an excellent way to be confident about a candidate’s future performance, and helps recruiters understand how they will cope with pressure and with the ups and downs of a real workplace. However, the ABLE tests are also extremely fair, because they assume no prior knowledge of the specific role, and test a person’s innate ability to pick up and use new information. The ABLE assessments complement a traditional selection process perfectly, and can be used in conjunction with interviews and personality assessments such as the CPI 260 instrument.

Discover which ABLE test to use for your candidates

How do I buy the ABLE Series tools?

In order to maintain rigorous standards of quality in the field of personality assessment, access to the ABLE Series is restricted to those holding the BPS Test User: Occupational, Ability qualification (formerly Level A). If you don't already hold this qualification, OPP offers BPS-approved training.

Applications

  • Talent identification and selection

Get qualified in this tool: discover our Test User: Occupational, Ability training

Find out more: download the ABLE datasheet [pdf]

Find out which ABLE test to use for which purpose: select business learning exercise most relevant to you