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Digital Testing with the Vienna Test System

Experience the full scope of the digitalization of psychological assessment with the Vienna Test System

Just what is a test system?

And what distinguishes a psychological test system from a computerized/online psychological test?

A computerized test, whether presented online or locally on the PC, involves a test session and (usually) a PDF report containing the test results. It is a standalone solution. A test system is a software tool with a standardized user interface that enables multiple tests to be administered in one test session. A test system thus makes full use of the advantages of digital assessment over paper-and-pencil tests and standalone computerized/online tests. A test system enables you to work with your data. You are not tied to a rigid test presentation and scoring scheme but can adapt your testing procedures to your requirements.

Whether online, offline, single workstation solution, test system network or integration with external databases and software solutions through smart interface management – make use of the opportunities opened up by digitalization.

Digital tests are superior to paper-and-pencil tests in many respects:

icon-check Short testing times and automated scoring save time.
icon-check Fast, accurate and automated scoring of test results.
icon-check Paperless test materials and modern test presentation conditions make for economy.
icon-check Standardization of test content, the test procedure and test scoring.
icon-check Maximum objectivity and fairness in the assessment of each individual because testing is independent of the supervisor.
icon-check High reliability: especially regarding performance psychology in attention and concentration tests.
icon-check Detailed test scoring schemes can be used (e.g. test protocol, using different norm scores).
icon-check Ability to test people in many different languages (Vienna Test System: presentation in up to 30 languages, test results in 14 languages).
icon-check Higher data security and safeguards against misrepresention (the likelihood of faking can be identified in Rasch-homogenous tests using appropriate algorithms).
icon-check Greater acceptance: digital tests are preferred to paper-and-pencil tests.

Are you wondering how the switch to digital tests works in practice? Read our success story from rehabilitation clinic St. Franziska Stift here.





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Features of the Vienna Test System

Taking the Vienna Test System (VTS) as an example, the following list summarizes the features that are characteristic of a test system and distinguish such a system from a simple computerized test.

Database for respondent management

Manage all your person details in an easy-to-use template. 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. Group respondents.

Database for management and processing of test results

Manage all your respondents and their test results in one database. This makes before/after comparisons and follow-up assessments possible. All test results are saved in convenient form and archived. Export results to other programs for statistical purposes or to harmonize databases.

Test combinations

Combine tests as you wish to meet the requirements of your assessment situation. This means that you can investigate issues that are too complex (multi-dimensional) to be covered by a single test (e.g. occupation, disorder, fitness to drive). You can also incorporate your own tests or questionnaires into your test system.

Test batteries

Save your set of tests as a test battery so that you and your colleagues can use it again late

Group testing

Make testing particularly efficient by presenting tests on several computers at the same time. The supervisor can keep an eye on all the ongoing testing via his monitor. The results are saved centrally.

Presentation of results/profiling

The results of individual tests can be combined in a convenient overall display.

Overall scoring

An overall score can be calculated from the individual test results (using various algorithms and taking account of compensation opportunities).

Comparison scores

Compare one person’s test results with other results that have been saved in the test system and processed to provide comparison scores. This simplifies and standardizes the interpretation of results and makes it more objective. You can also import your own comparison scores (norm scores) into the system.