Tests are used to gain an image of the candidate that is as objective as possible. Each candidate is given a set of questions to answer and problems to solve. The test situation is the same for each candidate. The candidate’s results are compared with the results of a large group of people who have taken the same test and who have had a similar education. The results of these people have been processed into a table of comparison.
Tests generally give a reliable image of a person’s intellectual abilities and personal characteristics. Characteristics which are not relevant, such as race, sex, or appearance, have no bearing on the result.
Finally, tests are used because they have a relatively high predictive value. The connection between the test results and (later) behavior in the position is examined. If, for example, it appears that a lot of people with the same test results do well in a particular profession, then we can expect that someone with a similar test result will also perform well in that profession
In this way:-
You can get an objective, comprehensive idea of child's strengths and needs.
A developmental plan can be chalked out for future enhancement
Focus on growth areas can be introduced through active interventions.
To become familiar with tests in order to be less apprehensive about them in future situations where you may be ‘tested’ professionally.
To gain practice in order that you ensure that you can present your qualities in the best possible light.
To have a means of comparing your own talents in order to see where you might obtain the most satisfaction in the long term.
To compare yourself with others in order to make full use of your advantages.
To better understand that others might have different strengths that could complement your own.
To understand why you ‘get on with’ some people better than others.
To understand why a person may become discouraged or frustrated with what they are doing or who they are working with.
to better appreciate what examiners or possible employers may be looking for when they use tests.