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CASPer is an online test used by admissions teams to select applicants holistically by assessing their people skills that are critical for professional success.
Get an objective measure of your applicants’ non-academic skills using CASPer.
More than 200 academic programs across the globe use CASPer to help identify the best suited individuals for admission interviews or program admittance. Easily combined with traditional academic admissions metrics, CASPer provides unique insights with an evidence-based approach.
The CASPer Test
Fully web-based assessment delivery
Applicants can take the test online from anywhere in the world
Reliable and scientifically proven validity
Ranks applicants based on success criteria or competencies that are important to programs and professions with an emphasis on helping others
CASPer falls under the umbrella of situational judgement testing and is made up of twelve sections. Of those twelve, eight sections include video-based scenarios and four sections are made up of written diverse, everyday scenarios. Each section is followed by three open-ended questions.
Applicants watch a video and are given three situational judgement-based questions with five minutes to respond. The time limit is to encourage authenticity. The questions and situations are based on research that started in 2005. No answer is wrong, but every answer is measurable.
For applicants, there is nothing to worry about or to study for as the assessment is truly about the “why” of their answer, not just the “what”. Their empathy, professionalism, judgement, communication, and other people skills are given a chance to shine.
For admissions, there is a chance to validate, change, and improve your applicant rankings based on a true, and reliable view of their personal skills.
See how CASPer helps
Selecting the right applicants can be difficult. Current selection tools, like personal statements and standard interviews lack evidence, are resource intensive and can do more harm than good. Make sure you admit the right applicants to your program with the right tools.
Academic Partner Case Studies
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Graduate Medical Education: Pediatric Residency
Professionalism issues are some of the most difficult and common issues in medical education. Traditional metrics used to choose candidates do not get at the professionalism, leadership and humanism sought after by Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
New York Medical College
Undergraduate Medical Education
Historically, medical school admissions placed major emphasis on grades and standardized test results, like GPA and MCAT scores. But those processes have evolved, and now medical schools have goals of selecting future physicians with both the academic and the interpersonal and intrapersonal competencies.
Turning out the best graduates requires admitting the best students which is why, in 2012, Massey Vet School felt it was time to take a serious look at their selection process. Dr. Eloise Jillings (Associate Dean – Admission and Students) a Massey vet graduate, and chair of the veterinary student selection committee was tasked with launching the review.
The process of admitting students to high-stakes professional programs is no easy feat. A dedicated team of school faculty and staff is often required to manage and coordinate the entire process. These teams sift through and review hundreds — sometimes thousands — of applications, all from qualified candidates. It’s a long and intensive job.
Program makes CASPer an admissions requirement at no cost to the school.
We work with the program to schedule CASPer test(s) for their applicants.
Program directs their applicants to TakeCASPer.com.
Applicants sign up to reserve a test date and time for a small fee, then go on to complete the CASPer test.
Program receives applicant results to use in their admissions decisions.
Applicants to professional programs need to be strong academically and professionally. Admissions officers have the challenge of deciding who fits this criterion. Unreliable and non-data-driven admissions tools make it almost impossible to know if an applicant will be successful. This is why the Altus Assessments founders spent fourteen years developing CASPer.
CASPer helps partner institutions by providing an objective evaluation method, showing an applicant’s overall people skills and does so repeatedly and reliably.
For admissions officers, CASPer offers a reliable tool for your holistic assessment approach. How you fit the data into your overall process is flexible, but you know the results can be trusted.
For applicants, this is a true measure of people skills and professionalism. Acting as a complement to your existing admissions process, CASPer taps into an applicant’s abilities to navigate challenging situations, focusing not only on “what” they would do but also the “why”, to understand their intrinsic values and underlying belief systems.