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CASPer is an online situational judgement test that can be taken from anywhere in the world.

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How CASPer Works

Your applicants take the CASPer test

Applicants are asked to take the test by programs that make CASPer an admissions requirement. They simply visit takecasper.com to create an account, reserve and pay for their test, and then complete the it online on their selected test day from the comfort of their own homes.

Your program receives CASPer results

Results are sent securely and automatically to the CASPer Portal within three weeks of each test sitting for programs to access.

Your admissions team selects the best candidates

CASPer results are reviewed along with other admissions criteria to make better informed decisions on who to invite to interview or into your program.

The CASPer Test Format

The CASPer test is a unique situational judgement test that uses video-based scenarios, timed questions and open text responses to assess an applicant’s people skills.

12 Sections

12 Sections

It’s important to make sure that admissions officers can tap into a wide range of competencies in a variety of scenarios (i.e., work, school, home) for breadth of coverage. That is why the CASPer test is 12 sections long with video and written scenarios.

Video based scenarios

Video-based Scenarios

Research has shown that video-based scenarios demonstrate higher fidelity, are perceived more favourably by applicants and produce more valid scores than the written questions.

Open-ended responses

Open-Ended Responses

Life is not a multiple-choice test, CASPer is open-ended format to allow test-takers to describe what they would actually do in a given scenario, and more importantly why they would do it.

Timed Responses

Timed Responses

Test-takers have five minutes to respond to three open-ended questions pertaining to each scenario. CASPer uses timed questions to capture authentic responses, not ones thatare carefully crafted.

Rating Responses

Rating Responses

Each section is evaluatedby different raters who have been trained and certifiedby us to ensure that theyare providing high-quality scores that are reflectiveof a candidate’s abilities.

Sample CASPer Scenarios

Below are examples of CASPer practice questions that applicants have access to in order to help them prepare for test day.

Video-based Scenario: Paternity Leave

You are a co-worker.

Questions to the Applicant:

  1. Would you recommend he take paternity leave? Why or why not?
  2. What strategies could you offer to help him make a decision that he feels comfortable with?
  3. Maintaining a work-life balance can be challenging. Why do you think people struggle to find balance?

Video-based Scenario: Toy Refund

You are the store manager.

Questions to the Applicant:

  1. As the store manager, would you give this customer a refund? Why or why not?
  2. If you decide to abide by store policy, how could you refuse the refund in a way that shows empathy for the customer?
  3. In your opinion, what is the most essential quality to possess in a customer service position? Explain your response.

Video-based Scenario: Group Contribution

You are a group member.

Questions to the Applicant:

  1. What do you recommend to your group members?
  2. Do you think it is okay to report a concern to a supervisor based on a suspicion? Why or why not?
  3. Do you believe that one false or inappropriate post on social media can have a lasting effect on someone’s career? Explain your response.

Word-based Scenario: Paying a Price

Think of a time when you had to make a sacrifice in order to accomplish a goal.

Questions to the Applicant:

  1. Briefly describe the situation and the sacrifice you made.
  2. Do you regret your decision to make the sacrifice? Why or why not?
  3. Did you learn anything from this situation that can be applied to your desired career? Explain your response.

The Science Behind CASPer

The CASPer test was developed based on psychometrically sound research and data. The creators have incorporated a background of situational judgement testing, assessment and technology best practices into CASPer.

Evidence-Based Assessment

With more than 14 years of scientific research and development supporting it, CASPer has been built on a strong foundation of evidence and rigour through studies and published papers.

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Why, Not Only What

Decades of research in moral development and health psychology have stressed the importance of the cognition and motivation behind an individual’s actions as key predictors of future behaviour and professional success.

CASPer Competencies

Test development is carefully guided by multiple stakeholder input and the scientific literature to ensure that key competencies that programs value are captured by CASPer, such as empathy, ethics, motivation, and communication skills.

Core Competencies

Altus Assessments has carefully aligned and mapped constructs to frameworks such as the AAMC Core Competencies, CanMeds and AITSL Teacher Standards and Guidelines.

Normally-Distributed Test Scores

CASPer scores fall along a healthy distribution of scores to allow programs to use CASPer to both select out poor-performing candidates and identify the exceptional ones.

Test Reliability

The CASPer test and CASPer scores demonstrate high reliability as evidenced by g-studies and interrater reliabilities, which are consistently checked through quality assurance efforts.

Predictive Validity

CASPer scores at the time of admissions have also been shown to predict both short- and long-term performance outcomes, such as multiple-mini interview performance and performance on licensure exams.

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  • A brief history on the development of CASPer
  • Walk-through the research and outcomes
  • Where CASPer fits in your admissions process
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  • Q&A
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