Business Reasoning Test (BRT)

BRT Purpose

Hire SMART!  The Business Reasoning Test supports smart hiring, job placement, and performance evaluation.

  • In the workplace, the Business Reasoning Test is used to assess an individual's reasoning skills to secure a thinking skills score as an element in a comprehensive employment application process. Employers use this highly efficient and cost-effective means to improve the quality of the pool of finalists and to make the best selections from among those who have applied.   Whether used with applicants for entry level part time or temporary jobs, or with candidates for full time long term employment, the BRT provides the potential employer with valuable information about core reasoning and problem solving skills.
  • In educational settings, the BRT is used for learning outcomes assessment, to gather program evaluation, accreditation and research data.

BRT Overview

The test can be given as a diagnostic test of reasoning potential of high school graduates, community college students or new staff. The difficulty range of the items also makes this instrument appropriate for testing the critical thinking skills of undergraduate students and mid-level business professionals.

Using case-based questions and common workplace scenarios, the BRT measures the critical thinking skills required in business and professional settings. The  questions are set in familiar business related contexts but no business knowledge is required. All information needed is provided in the question. The BRT is a multiple choice test that can be administered in 45 minutes.

Scales Reported

The Business Reasoning Test is an objective measure of the core reasoning skills needed for reflective decision making and problem solving in business and workplace settings. The BRT report includes an Overall Reasoning Skills score, and sub-scores on Analysis, Inference, Evaluation, Induction and Deduction.

Test Administration

Insight Assessment offers the industry’s most complete and cost-effective array of testing options including online and traditional paper-and-pencil solutions.

Secure, encrypted online testing is available 24x7x365 with our multilingual delivery options.   Our browser or app based online system provides the option of taking our assessments on virtually any device. 

Tests are available any time any where, whether directly at your site or multiple sites, at test centers or to individual devices.

Recommended Companion Assessment

Engaging problems and making decisions using critical thinking involves both skills and habits of mind. For a complete assessment of a test taker's critical thinking, it is recommended that test takers be assessed on both skills and dispositions. Companion assessment measures result in a comprehensive measurement of whether a test taker is ‘willing and able’ to think well.

We recommend that the BRT be taken in conjunction with the Business Attribute Inventory (BAI) .

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