Recommend Test for interviewee's

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  1. Discountbannerprinting.co.uk

    Discountbannerprinting.co.uk UKBF Regular Full Member

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    I am looking to start testing people before they start on basic English and maths.

    Ideally, it needs to be an online test which they run through and gives them a score at the end (But not to them, ideally on admin so the manager can see).

    The test does only need to be basic though not advanced questions.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for this?
     
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    Posted: Jan 10, 2019 By: Discountbannerprinting.co.uk Member since: Feb 27, 2010
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  2. MikeJ

    MikeJ UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    "Interviewees" shouldn't have an apostrophe.
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: MikeJ Member since: Jan 15, 2008
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  3. Discountbannerprinting.co.uk

    Discountbannerprinting.co.uk UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Thank you,
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: Discountbannerprinting.co.uk Member since: Feb 27, 2010
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  4. NickGrogan

    NickGrogan UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Don't bother, anyone who is likely to fail will just get a friend to do it for them, or check the answers on Google.
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: NickGrogan Member since: Nov 15, 2012
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  5. MikeJ

    MikeJ UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Going back to my very first job, we were given a photograph of a car and told to describe it in writing. It's an easy way of assessing someone's ability to write English in a readable, coherent manner.
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: MikeJ Member since: Jan 15, 2008
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  6. Discountbannerprinting.co.uk

    Discountbannerprinting.co.uk UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Thank you for your reply. NickGrogan - the test is in a controlled environment with no access to google
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: Discountbannerprinting.co.uk Member since: Feb 27, 2010
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  7. The Byre

    The Byre UKBF Ace Free Member

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    "How many fingers am I holding up?"

    "Can you look me in the eyes and still tell me that you love me?"

    "Discuss the use of symbolism by Schiller in his epic play "Wallenstein's Tod."

    "Who will win the two-thirty at Newmarket?"

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    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: The Byre Member since: Aug 13, 2013
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  8. Discountbannerprinting.co.uk

    Discountbannerprinting.co.uk UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Seems daft but I am surprised how many people lack these basic skills even though they have pieces of paper from school/college
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: Discountbannerprinting.co.uk Member since: Feb 27, 2010
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  9. UKSBD

    UKSBD Not a real duck Staff Member

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    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: UKSBD Member since: Dec 30, 2005
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  10. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    State run education for 11 or more years. What do you expect for the babysitting service?
    Pretty much the entire range of what I normally use in business, employment, home use is stuff covered in primary school. Reading, riting, rithmatic.

    Businesses have been complaining about the quality of English and maths the school graduates have for decades without much change.
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  11. JEREMY HAWKE

    JEREMY HAWKE UKBF Legend Full Member

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    I don't think I would be a job worthy employable person
    This getting a job lark all seems like a lot of hard work to me It's easier to cobble some trade together and do a couple of deals
    My late Dad told me I could never work out 20 .per cent of anything without a calculator but I could work out the vat in my head !
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: JEREMY HAWKE Member since: Mar 4, 2008
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  12. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    What insane person would avoid using a calculator?
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  13. Noah

    Noah UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Why walk when you can use a motorised wheelchair?
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: Noah Member since: Sep 1, 2009
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  14. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    A mere £15k for the one I am after. Saving up...
    The modifications add another couple of grand for the retractable side wheels.
    Of course would need a decent winch system to get it in the car, another grand plus for that. And may as well buy a car with sufficient space to carry the heavy thing.

    Can see spending £30k to be possible.

    So yes, could then use a motorised wheelchair.
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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