The Vienna Test System

The Vienna Test System is the digital answer to your psychological assessment needs.

It offers a wide selection of tests, languages, norms and test presentation options, with plenty of flexibility to adapt to your individual requirements.

The Vienna Test System (VTS) allows:

  • Test setting according to your needs
    • Use VTS however works best for you:
      • Online: Choosing online access gives you automatic updates and back-ups to SCHUHFRIED’s secure servers.
      • Offline: Install VTS locally and work without an internet connection. Data are backed up to your hard drive, and you can select which updates you need.
    • Our goal is flexibility. Both for you and for your respondents. That is why we enable secure testing even when the person cannot be with you on site.
      • Open mode: Send your respondent a link for starting test presentation. Once the test is completed, you can access the results online.
      • Proctored mode: The process is similar to open mode. However, before presentation you also start a video call with the respondent.
        This test format also allows site-independent testing with identity verification.
      • Controlled mode: Test presentation is started directly on one of your computers. Because you, the supervisor, are the only person with access to the login data, only you can select the tests and administer them.
    • VTS also allows group testing – both online and on site using your devices. We’d be happy to tell you more. Get in touch with us.
  • For you, we have bundled the most popular tests of the VTS into our SCHUHFRIED Selection. It allows you to answer most of your diagnostic questions efficiently and at a flat rate.
    The included SCHUHFRIED Test Assistant offers you additional support. It provides you with a scientifically sound recommendation for efficient testing (with the SCHUHFRIED Selection tests). Simply enter the relevant profile in the search bar. Try it out now!
  • And if you do want to measure additional dimensions, the entire range of VTS tests is available to you. Use it to put together your own specific test sequence depending on your use case – from achievement testing to identifying personality traits. For example for the following areas:
  • Different test forms are available for most tests so that you can adapt testing to specific requirements such as duration, difficulty or stimulus presentation type (acoustic, visual etc.).
  • Parallel test forms allow repeat testing, for example to evaluate training results.
  • The input and output devices developed by SCHUHFRIED additionally make it possible to test psychomotor skills as well as conduct special ability tests.
  • Our VTS Marketplace is available around the clock. Visit the Marketplace to find details on individual tests; shop for tests in a simple, straightforward environment; or manage your test licenses.
  • Why not put together your own test portfolio? Choose from all our tests and test sets according your needs – and pay for only those components you need, when you need them.
  • Already compiled test sequences can be stored as personalized test batteries and used again later.
  • The convenient overall scoring is especially helpful, giving you a systematic overview of all test results.
  • You can also incorporate your own tests or questionnaires into your test system.
  • The standardized test process not only saves you time, but also ensures test results that are completely free of test supervisor effects.
  • The large number of available languages in VTS supports fair testing for all respondents.
  • Comprehensive, up-to-date norms offer suitable comparison values. Your own independently developed comparison values can also be imported into the system.
  • By using proprietary SCHUHFRIED input and output devices, you control for prior experience with or aversion to using computers.
  • After testing is completed, you receive the test results – instantly and without errors. The system also recognizes unusual answer patterns and points them out in the scoring results.Results are organized in tables and graphs. Learn more.
  • For some tests, you can also choose to receive a verbal summary of the results (report).
  • The VTS makes it easy to work with the database and test results:
    • Add fields of your choice to the database (e.g. reason for referral; work experience; information from CV/interview/history taking).
    • Assign a test presentation language or particular tests/test batteries to respondents or group your respondents.
    • All test results are saved in convenient form and archived. This also enables before-and-after comparisons (for evaluating training or treatment) or ranking (on the basis of a predefined ideal profile).
    • Export results to other programs (Excel, SPSS) for statistical purposes or to harmonize databases, or transfer them to another VTS.
    • The Vienna Test System Integration Service (VIS) provides an interface that enables the Vienna Test System to be integrated into other software systems, making the exchange of data straightforward. Contact us for more information.
  • SCHUHFRIED understands that your data are highly confidential. That is why we ensure optimum protection. Read more about data security and GDPR here.

Scoring the test results

clear, comprehensive, automatic

Test scoring options

Depending on the test, individual or overall scoring options are available. The clear, intuitive presentation gives you an overview of the relevant dimensions at a single glance.

Display options

The beginning of each scoring sheet contains a freely configurable header as well as the data on the respondent, a short description of the test and the norm adjustment which automatically considers the estimated influence of age, gender and education on test performance.

The result table lists the test variables, the raw scores obtained and the corresponding norm scores. In addition to percentile ranks, T-scores and/or Z-scores are usually displayed. If reliabilities exist, confidence intervals are also shown. “Traffic light” color codes also offer a quick overview of the extent of impairment.
For follow-up assessment, a results table allows easy comparison of initial and follow-up results.

In the colored profile diagram the normal range is shaded gray, making deviations visible at a glance. In some tests additional explanations of the test variables are also provided.
If several test results for a single person are available, these can be used for a profile comparison. That makes it possible to identify improvements as a result of training, for example.

The test protocol shows the respondent’s reactions, the working time for each item and any corrections to answers that were made.

When a test is aborted or other inconsistencies occur, the system provides this information provided at the end of the assessment as a note for the test interpretation.

Norming

Meaningful interpretation requires the results of psychological tests to be placed in the correct context. That is why we provide up-to-date representative norm samples for our tests and test sets. By selecting the appropriate norms, you compare your respondents to that population sub-group (such as a similar age range, gender or education level) which is relevant to your questions.

We also offer exclusive norms for additional support in test interpretation. These allow you to place test results in a highly specific context, for example by comparing your respondents to individuals in a specific field of employment (such as management, aviation or professional sports), with specific personal traits (such as healthy seniors who drive a car) or with some form of impairment (such as affective disorders or depression).

Example of test scoring with varying display options
Example of test scoring with varying display options

Test-specific input and output devices

Thanks to SCHUHFRIED’s range of proprietary input and output devices, sensorimotor processes (such as eye-hand(-foot) coordination; fine motor skills) and peripheral perception have joined our comprehensive range of psychological achievement testing.

Input devices:

The way to your Vienna Test System