Core Abilities Assessment

More effective than a phone screen, the Core Abilities Assessment measures an individual’s verbal, numerical, and abstract reasoning skills — the building blocks for success in any job.


Reading Level:

6th grade

Completion time:

15 minutes (Timed)




Selection, job alignment, performance

Product Details

Core Abilities Assessment is ideal for entry-level staff, including maintenance employees, truck drivers, reservation agents, office managers, customer service agents, frontline supervisors, and new managers.


  • Quickly assess the building blocks of success in any job.
  • Assess an individual’s verbal, numerical, and abstract reasoning skills.
  • Identify candidates who can learn new jobs and procedures quickly, and who should advance to the next stage or interview.


Core Abilities Assessment is derived from the highest quality items from the DAT for Personnel and Career Assessment. It includes:

  • Practice questions
  • 6 verbal questions
  • 7 numerical questions
  • 7 abstract reasoning questions
  • Automatic score report

Sample Report

The following sample report is available.


Individual Report



The following resources are available for Core Abilities Assessment.