How Do You Interpret Prove It Test Results?

Interpreting the results of a Prove It test depends on the specific exam, though most exams display the final results along with some guidelines about their meanings, such as a proficiency score on a software usage test. Other tests, such as the Kinexa Individual Archetype Profile survey, display values for multiple fields to represent the strength of each segment.

The Prove It testing system allows companies to administer exams that quickly determine applicants' skill with programs from Microsoft Office, such as Word or Excel, and other accounting or healthcare programs. These types of tests grade on a set scale that determines the cumulative knowledge and ability that the applicant has with that program. Some tests may include multiple sections that result in more than one set of results, which can range from a quantitative numerical rating of the number of correct answers or a qualitative statement of applicant proficiency.

Employers may also use Prove It to test the personalities of applicants, with the Kinexa Individual Archetype Profile survey being among the most common in the testing suite. This test does not have right or wrong answers; it examines the way that the applicant responds to different situations to determine the most prominant personality archetype present. As such, interpreting the results requires knowledge of the archetypes and the applicant.