How our test assesses dental assistant skills
In Picked's dental assistant test, candidates will need to answer a range of questions ranging from situational judgement to problem-solving. The test is designed to indicate how suitable a candidate is for a dental assistant position based on a final test score, which can then be compared to the scores of other applicants.
The multiple-choice questions consist of one correct answer and two to four distractors. The distractors are mostly generic mistakes or misconceptions, which makes the test challenging and helps measure a candidate's proficiency more accurately.
During the development process, the test was rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. It was created and tested by experienced psychometric experts, and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.
Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of expertise.
Our dental assistant tests are monitored to ensure they are up-to-date and optimised for performance.