The duration of the online test is 65 min for the core module containing questions about background, literacy, and numeracy and 125 min for the whole test including the core module and reading components, problem solving in technology-rich environments, and non-cognitive assessments. The questions about literacy assess the ability to understand and use information from newspapers, brochures and websites. The reading components of the test assess vocabulary, sentence comprehension, and passage comprehension. Numeracy assessment is about the ability to interpret, communicate, or use mathematical information in tables, graphs, and maps and measures problem solving skills, understanding a situation and tests representation, mathematics, mathematical argumentation and degree of familiarity with the context. The Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments includes how well the person can solve everyday life problems and how a person uses information from different environments, such as email, web pages, or spreadsheets.
The strong points of the assessment tool are that it evaluates more complex knowledge that is necessary for understanding texts and problem solving.
One weak point is that only organisations, institutions, and researchers can access the code for the test. Another weak point is that it is not free of charge.
The assessment, offered by Education & Skills Online for each individual user, is related to mathematics in its bai and problem solving knowledge. This tool also summarizes information about adults' skills, career interest, health and general behaviors.
The test in addition to asking for basic information on the personal details of those who fill it out, such as age, occupation, job (sometimes difficult to interpret in the choice to be made), allows you to verify the ability to research, validate, choose, understand and other required skills using technologies. The navigation, as if you were looking on the web and filling out a form on the web, is well prepared with a fairly user friendly layout. During the test I have the opportunity to go back on the choices made, check where I am in the test. The test is not easy to understand but its development is not boring and becomes pleasant, like a small challenge that we want to do well.
The test is related to various topics and this allows you to understand or not your skills. The demo version is free even if partial, to access the full version you must be equipped with a code provided by the administrator.