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Wellbeing is an essential component of excelling in academics and in life. Maintaining your wellbeing requires intentionality, reflection, and a committment to choosing thoughts and behaviors that help you to be at your best. Please complete the following assessment, answering each question honestly (as it is, not as you wish it would be). There is no "right" result, except the one that is most accurate for you. This tool will help you to develop an Individual Plan for Ehnanced Wellbeing that could dramatically enhance your academic as well as life experience. When done, please hit "submit" and then print off your results page and bring it to class. Thank you.

Choose the number that best describes you.

After completing the above section, decide which area(s), if any, you think you should work on improving. Now answer the following set of questions regarding each dimension of wellness. Indicate how often you think the statements describe you.

 

 

 

 

 


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Killexams : PERRLA Eye Assessment: What It Is and How It Works

You’ve probably had a PERRLA eye exam during a checkup with your doctor or before an eye exam. Your doctor uses it to measure how well your pupils work. It can help point to eye diseases and conditions that can affect your brain and nervous system. The acronym “PERRLA” explains what your doctor measures when they do the test.

What Does PERRLA Mean?

“PERRLA” stands for:

Pupils, which are the dark dots in the center of your eyes. They shrink or widen to control how much light gets into your eye. During the test, your doctor will make sure your pupils are in the right part of your eye.

Equal. Your pupils should be the same size. If they aren’t, you doctor will do more tests to find out why.

Round. Healthy human pupils are perfectly round circles.

Reactive to. This refers to how well your pupils react to the next steps.

Light. When there’s too much light, your pupils close a little to protect your vision. To test this, your doctor will shine a bright light in your eyes and watch what your pupils do. If they don’t get smaller, there might be a problem and your results will come back abnormal.

Accommodation. Accommodation is your eyes’ ability to change focus. Healthy pupils dilate when you look at something far away and shrink when you look at things that are near. If yours don’t adjust at all, your test results will show abnormal reaction to accommodation.

How Does Your Doctor provide a PERRLA Test?

The PERRLA test happens in a dim room in three parts.

  1. First, your doctor looks at your pupil and notes if they have an odd shape or size.
  2. Next, they do a swinging flashlight test. They’ll move a small flashlight back and forth in front of your eyes while you look straight ahead. They may do this a few times to see if your pupils react to the light.
  3. Lastly, your doctor will ask you to look at their index finger or a pen. They’ll move it close, far away, and from side to side. As your pupils react, they’ll check how well or poorly they focus.

What Do Abnormal PERRLA Results Mean?

Abnormal results can mean you have:

Anisocoria, which means that your pupils aren’t equal in size. About 20% of people live with this condition. Most times, it’s physiologic, which means it isn’t related to any underlying health conditions. If there’s more than a 1-millimeter difference in the size of your pupils, it might be a sign of other health issues. Your doctor will do more tests to confirm.

Adie’s pupil syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes your pupil to close slowly instead of quickly when you look at bright lights. One of your pupils will also be larger than the other. If you need treatment, glasses and eye drops can help.

Horner’s syndrome, a rare condition that happens when something interferes with the nerve pathways that connect your brain and your face. It causes a small pupil and a drooping eyelid on one side of your face. The affected pupil will also open slowly in dim lighting and won’t open very much.

Argyll Robertson pupil, a condition that causes small pupils that shrink down to focus on objects nearby, which is normal. But the pupils have trouble closing when exposed to bright light. It can be related to certain diseases like syphilis.

What PERRLA Doesn’t Do

PERRLA is an easy way for your doctor to measure your eye health and pinpoint signs of other conditions. But it does have some limitations. PERRLA doesn’t diagnose a specific condition. It can only provide your doctor clues about any disorders you may have. So if you have an abnormal test, your doctor will do more tests.

The test also doesn’t include the genuine size and shape of your pupil or how quickly your pupils respond to light or moving objects. These small details can help reveal more accurate results. But PERRLA is a good first test to check for conditions.

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Killexams : NJ responds to a big drop in K-12 test scores with a tutoring 'call to action'

New Jersey students broadly underperformed on the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments administered in the spring, results show.

In the first post-pandemic statewide assessment test, scores fell to the lowest in five years, according to information released by the state Department of Education this week.

But that’s not news, experts are saying. The lower scores in math and English were expected, and they mirror drops in performance and learning across the nation.

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The bigger question is how New Jersey will help its K-12 students bounce back, and why the state did not also release key district-by-district data to support the trend information it presented.

Recognizing the urgency of the learning loss evident from the drop in scores, state acting Commissioner of Education Angelica Allen-McMillan issued a “call to action” for 5,000 volunteers to pitch in as “caring adults” to serve as tutors, mentors and coaches for students.

Student achievement gaps worsened between 2022 and 2015 in NJSLA scores. © New Jersey Dept of Education, 2022 Student achievement gaps worsened between 2022 and 2015 in NJSLA scores.

There will also be a $135 million investment in “high-impact tutoring” through a grant from American Rescue Plan funds that will help students recover from the learning loss, the state announced Wednesday. An earlier release from the state on Dec. 1 slated $10 million for tutoring.

Details are to be provided, but interested individuals can apply for the New Jersey Partnership for Student Success on the state website: nj.gov/education/njpss.

The percentage of New Jersey’s students who met or exceeded proficiency levels in English language and math dropped from the highest numbers, recorded in 2019, just before the pandemic, to numbers that mirror a low point in 2015. Students showed an 8.7% drop in language arts and a nearly 10% loss in math in NJSLA testing that aligns with state standards. NJSLA tests were administered in 2022 after a two-year suspension during the pandemic. The drop in science scores was less drastic, down 2.2% from 2019 to 2022.

Grades seven and eight showed the greatest decrease in meeting expectations, with a 10% drop between 2015 and 2022. Drops in performance were most “acute” in math, the state reported.

NJDept of Education presentation: NJSLA score trends show big drops between 2015 and 2022 © NJ Dept of Education NJDept of Education presentation: NJSLA score trends show big drops between 2015 and 2022

The state did not release comprehensive data on how each district performed on the NJSLA.

Education watchers’ hopes were up when the state announced last week that it would release statewide assessment data on Wednesday on an already-delayed schedule. That did not happen during a six-hour meeting with the state Board of Education when Allen-McMillan and her team discussed trends from scores on the NJSLA test and NJGPA, the state's high school graduation test.

The tests were conducted in spring. The state also released trends in Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) and ACCESS for English Language Learners testing.

The state usually releases all testing data in October or November. Even though it delivered this information to schools on time in the summer, New Jersey is now one of only two states that have yet to release urgently needed, post-pandemic comprehensive testing data for the public and researchers to determine which student groups need the most help and in what areas, said Paula White, a former state Education Department official and head of the advocacy group JerseyCAN.

The state said it will release the district data in the coming weeks.

Comparing Math scores on NJSLA for economically disadvantaged groups, English learners and students with disabilities. © New Jersey Dept of Education Comparing Math scores on NJSLA for economically disadvantaged groups, English learners and students with disabilities.

It is critical to know exactly how the state plans to implement its program of volunteers and tutoring, said White and Harry Lee, who heads the New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association. Both said they support tutoring as a solution.

“We know that high-dosage tutoring implemented well can accelerate learning for kids,” Lee said.

State Board of Education member Joseph Ricca asked the acting commissioner to ensure that the tutoring program, which will use COVID relief money, has appropriate fiduciary checks and balances, and that the administrative costs and details of big contracts are “really carefully scrutinized.”

Targeting tutoring and contracts to districts and students that need them most is critical, and outside experts said that although the state informed them about its plans, they can weigh in on where the money goes only after they get the data they need.

The department has "integrity monitors" and "a public dashboard for every school district updated monthly for their spending," Allen-McMillan said. She said she would provide updates to the State Board of Education for the next six months on the progress of the state's response to the drop in scores through its new partnership program.

The drop in student scores is “stark,” an Education Department official said at Wednesday’s meeting, but it was also the first broad measure of student learning after the pandemic. It also possibly did not reflect small gains in 2021, which showed up in some states that conducted testing that year, he said.

It is more important to recognize the learning loss and support children and their teachers, “regardless of their ZIP code,” without dwelling on forming an “opinion of how we performed during the pandemic,” Ricca said.

“Sometimes when we look at these numbers, we forget that there are human beings being counted. We forget that in those numbers are death, loss of jobs, inability to connect with instruction on a structured basis, closing and opening of classrooms and schools … despite the hard work of teachers across the state,” Ricca said. What’s not addressed in these numbers is systemic trauma and systematic lack of opportunity, he added.

In the 2022 administration of New Jersey’s NJGPA, 39.5% of students showed graduation readiness in English and 49.5% in math (Algebra 1 and Geometry). Advocates criticized the test because it used a higher cut score of 750, despite the state Department of Education’s recommended score of 725.

Overview of National Assessment for Education Progress scores for New Jersey and the Nation © New Jersey Dept of Education Overview of National Assessment for Education Progress scores for New Jersey and the Nation

The test was changed to a field test after further outcry from education advocates and experts, who said a brand-new, untested exit test with a higher cut score would hurt high schoolers, especially those from low-income and urban districts, who had already faced the brunt of learning loss and disruptions over two years of closed and hybrid schools. A law passed at the very last minute in July 2022 changed the NJGPA from an exit test to a field test.

In that test, Asian and white students scored higher on average than all students, while African American and Hispanic students demonstrated proficiency below the student average. English language learners and students with disabilities all performed below the student average.

Similarly, the largest drop in scores on the NJSLA across demographic groups was among Hispanic students, at 9%, compared with 4.5% among Asian students. The gap between the highest- and lowest-performing student groups increased compared with previous years. For example, the gap between the percentage of Asian students and Hispanic students who met expectations in all grades, except 10, 11 and 12, increased from 45.4% in 2019 to 48.3% in 2022.

This is an echo of achievement gaps that have existed for years but were made worse by the pandemic, said a former schoolteacher and advocate who did not want to be named.

The pandemic was hard; now let’s go forward, Ricca said.

“We are looking at who is most in need, and where we can leverage this program to the best extent,” Allen-McMillan told the state school board about implementing tutoring. She said schools were being asked to focus on communities where English is not the main language, low-income communities and various demographic groups within school districts.

The state board members made several recommendations to the commissioner, including requests for additional testing data and a suggestion that Headstart providers be included in groups the state will tap for paid tutoring services.

This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: NJ responds to a big drop in K-12 test scores with a tutoring 'call to action'

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Killexams : The BDSM Test Is a Get-To-Know-Your-Kink Diagnostic Recommended by Many Sexologists
Whether you’re a BDSM beginner or it’s familiar terrain for you, it’s always worth exploring—or revisiting—your unique “erotic blueprint” or sexual preferences. The BDSM Test (aka the Kink Test) is a fun way to do that. If you haven’t heard of the test, you might be curious about learning more about what it is and perhaps taking it yourself. Below, you’ll find information on the BDSM Test and what test takers could glean about themselves and their sexual appetites from the results.

First things first: What is BDSM?

Before diving in, it’s important to know what BDSM is (and what it isn’t). BDSM is a tidy acronym for a broad range of sexual preferences that relate to physical control. It’s usually broken into six components: “bondage and discipline, domination and submission, and sadism and masochism,” according to Ali Hebert and Angela Weaver, professors in the department of psychology at St. Francis Xavier University, writing in the Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality. BDSM can be a safe, consensual avenue for exploring the kinks that make up your unique sexual fingerprint.

But for the uninitiated, BDSM can conjure images of how it’s portrayed in pop culture—and let’s just say, Fifty Shades of Grey is not it. Sexologists and sex educators say that BDSM is more about communication with yourself and your partner than it is about a Red Room of Pain. And to get that conversation started, there’s an online BDSM Test that can help you safely learn your tastes.

What is the BDSM Test?

The first version of the BDSM Test launched in 2014 and it—or similar quizzes, like the Sex Personality Test—is often used by sexologists and sex educators with their clients. It works by asking you the degree to which you agree with certain statements related to your sexual appetite. Statements include: “I want my partner to serve me and address me as a superior" and “I like to be dominated, especially in the bedroom,” among others.

You can take the shorter, simplified test (which takes about 10 minutes to complete) and get reasonably accurate results. This version is best suited for folks who are mildly interested in BDSM. If you’re looking for maximum accuracy, though, you might opt for the longer test with more questions—which is recommended if you’re already very into BDSM and takes approximately 25 minutes to finish.

At the end of the test, takers will learn the degree to which BDSM “archetypes” (25 total) fit their particular desires. For instance, you may be 67 percent exhibitionist (or someone who enjoys showing their naked body to other people), 42 percent voyeur (someone who enjoys watching sexual acts), or 15 percent switch (someone who alternates between submissive and dominant behaviors). A person can score in all of these categories or some of these categories, with varying percentages.

How do you take the BDSM Test?

You can take the BDSM Test on the original website and you have the option to take it anonymously or through an account (which you can create on the website). After providing basic information, such as your age, gender, and sexual orientation, you can also select whether you want to take a shorter or longer version of the test. You can also opt out of answering questions that are oriented towards dominants, submissives, masochists, and sadists.

As mentioned, the questions are posed as statements. Takers will answer each statement on a scale of “absolutely agree” to “absolutely disagree.” The BDSM Test will determine where they fall on a spectrum of the 25 BDSM archetypes.

What are the BDSM archetypes?

The BDSM archetypes that represents a spectrum of sexual attitudes and desires—and people can embody several or all of these archetypes. These archetypes, include:

• Dominant: They want to take the lead in the bedroom

• Submissive: They follow the lead, letting their partner take full control (or slowly take it away)

• Rigger: They like to “tie up and restrain their partners”

• Rope bunny: They take pleasure from being tied up and restrained by their partners

• Brat tamer: Brat tamers like “handling naughty brats” who seek dominance with disobedience

• Brat: They are disobedient with the aim of being taught a “lesson” by their partner

• Primal hunter: They tune into their animal instincts, including “snarling, growling, and clawing”

• Primal prey: Like hunters, they’re animalistic and raw, but desire escaping their hunter partners

• Age player: They like taking on an older or younger age in the bedroom

• Exhibitionist: They like showing their naked body to other people

• Voyeur: They like to see others naked or having sex

• Experimentalist: They want to actively pursue their fantasies and “try it all”

• Non-monogamist: They have multiple partners

• Switch: They “switch” between dominant and submissive roles, and sometimes, partners

• Vanilla: They prefer “standard” relationship roles and models

This is just 15 of the 25 BDSM archetypes. To view the full list, visit the BDSM Test website, for an in-depth breakdown of each archetype.

What to consider before you take the BDSM Test

First things first: You should aim to answer the BDSM Test questions honestly if you want it to yield results that might help you be more attuned with your sexual likes and dislikes. “People approach the BDSM Test at different levels and with different kinks,” says Lovehoney sexologist Shamyra Howard, LCSW. “For this reason, it is helpful to start where you are in your individual kink journey.”

For instance, if you’re new to this exploration and aren’t sure what you’re into, “go with the response that feels most desirable at the time,” says Howard. On the other hand, if you’re BDSM-savvy and are familiar with your kinks, you should opt for the response that’s true for you rather than what’s desirable.

Also on the importance of honesty, Adams says that the BDSM Test is still used “to pull research as well, so that’s another reason why you really want to be honest. We can use this for research as we’re crafting what’s going on in the BDSM world and how trends change over time,” adds Adams.

Why take the BDSM Test?

As you might have gleaned, taking the test requires you to do some personal reflection. Sex educator Shanae Adams, LPCC, says that it’s this self-examination that makes the test worth taking. “I think this quiz is for everyone who has an interest in learning more about themselves and their sexual appetites,” she says, adding that she often uses it with BDSM-curious clients. “This quiz is also great for generating discussion and providing language [for talking to your sexual partner]. It can help people become illuminated on what they don’t know and provide them a direction to explore in regards to what turns them on and makes them feel good.”

“You definitely can’t know where you’re going [sexually] if you don’t have a place to start.” —Shamyra Howard, LCSW

Howard adds that the archetypes can be particularly enlightening. “This test can help a person understand their kinks and possibly permit them to explore them. I like that the test gives you a scale to choose from [with each statement] and also gives percentages [with your results]. This can help you honor your 10 percent dom and settle in your 80 submissive,” says Howard. “You definitely can’t know where you’re going [sexually] if you don’t have a place to start.”

As with all types of tests that categorize and organize your personality and interests, remember to be flexible and open to the possibility that what revs your engine now might not be the same in six months, a year, or 10 years. “This is just a test and not a monolithic experience,” says Adams.

It also surfaces an à-la-carte list of options, not a set menu: “If you test high in an area that doesn’t interest you, you don't have to do that kink. Also in reverse, if you test low in an area that interests you, that doesn’t mean that you can’t explore it,” Adams says. “Use the test as a tool for a jump point, but not as an end-all and be-all.”

There’s a reason the term BDSM encompasses so much: Sex and sexuality are complex. So consider the test an invitation to look deeper—not a box in which to trap yourself (unless you're into that sort of thing).

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Killexams : Liver Function Test

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: “Liver Function Tests.”

KidsHealth: “Blood Test: (Liver) Hepatic Function Panel.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cirrhosis,” “Hepatitis B,” “Liver Function Tests.”

Royal Society of Chemistry: “Enzymes.”

World Health Organization: “What Is Hepatitis?”

Lab Tests Online: “Liver Panel,” “Tips on Blood Testing.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “D-Dimer.”

American College of Gastroenterology: "ACG Practice Guideline: Evaluation of Abnormal Liver Chemistries."

Cleveland Clinic: “Tests to Diagnose Gallstone Disease.”

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Killexams : Depression Test

At times everybody gets down in the dumps, but if life is consistently getting you down and your lows are making it hard to function, you may be depressed. Find out whether your slump is critical with this depression test. This assessment is designed to determine whether you presently have, or are at risk for developing a depressive disorder, along with assessing whether your mindset makes you more prone to depression. Examine the following statements and indicate how well it describes you or how often you feel that way.

After finishing this test you will receive a FREE snapshot report with a summary evaluation and graph. You will then have the option to purchase the full results for $4.95

This test is intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional diagnosis or for the treatment of any health condition. If you would like to seek the advice of a licensed mental health professional you can search Psychology Today's directory here.

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Killexams : Anxiety Test

Everybody worries or gets the odd case of butterflies in the stomach. But are you missing out on opportunities and happiness because of fears and worries? Is anxiety interfering with your life? While moderate anxiety can be limiting, severe anxiety can be crippling. Anxiety currently afflicts more than 20 million Americans, making it the most common mental illness in the US. Find out if you're too anxious with this anxiety test. It will determine whether you should consider seeking help, and to what degree. For each statement in the questionnaire, please indicate how often you feel that way.

After finishing this test you will receive a FREE snapshot report with a summary evaluation and graph. You will then have the option to purchase the full results for $6.95

This test is intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional diagnosis or for the treatment of any health condition. If you would like to seek the advice of a licensed mental health professional you can search Psychology Today's directory here.

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Killexams : Self-Assessment: 5 Tips for Writing Your Performance Evaluation

A performance evaluation is an important tool for keeping communication flowing between teams. Periodic evaluation is a chance for managers and employees to review the recent past and discuss future expectations. An evaluation also serves as an opportunity to set goals as individuals and as a team.

Importance of self-assessments

Self-assessments can be equally useful for employees and managers. The evaluations are normally short, take less than 15 minutes to complete, and have long-term benefits for all the involved parties.

For employees

Along with the performance evaluation often comes the self-assessment. An opportunity for employees to self-reflect and consider what their strengths and weaknesses are, self-assessments are important not only to growth as a worker but as a person. By critiquing their own work and behavior, employees can gain insight that helps them improve.

For managers

Employees’ self-assessments offer several benefits for managers. They illuminate how the employees see themselves in the context of the team and the organization at large. They highlight any disagreements or misunderstandings between the manager and the employee. Also, of course, self-assessments offer an opportunity for feedback to managers about what motivates and incentivizes an employee to do their best work.

performance evaulations

“Modern employees are intrinsically motivated to work autonomously and by opportunities to learn and grow. So, from a management perspective, self-assessments – which contribute to autonomy and development – are incredibly valuable,” said David Hassell, founder and CEO of 15Five. “Work product from intrinsically motivated employees tends to be more impactful and sustainable than work derived from extrinsic motivators, such as bonuses or fear tactics.”

Despite its importance, writing a self-assessment is no easy task. Analyzing oneself can be immensely difficult, especially when that analysis is submitted to a supervisor for review. If you’re having trouble getting started, these five tips will help you learn how to write a self-assessment. [Learn more about performance management.] 

Key takeawayKey takeaway: Self-assessments are important for both employees and managers as a lever of professional growth.

Best practices for writing a self-assessment

1. Be proud.

One major goal of the self-evaluation is to highlight your accomplishments and recollect milestones in your professional development. A good self-assessment should point to specific tasks and projects that highlight your best work. When describing those accomplishments, employees should emphasize the impact those achievements had on the whole business to emphasize their value to the company.

Julie Rieken, CEO of Applied Training Systems Inc., said you should strive to connect your actions with a manager’s goals. This alignment encourages any manager and conveys that you understand your role within the larger context of the company.

“If your manager needs to hit a certain number, share how you played a role in hitting the number,” Rieken said. “Accomplishments you list should connect with business objectives.”

2. Be honest and critical.

Self-assessments aren’t just about highlighting triumphs. You should also critically assess the times you came up short. Being honest means pointing out weaknesses that could be improved upon or past failures that taught you a valuable lesson. Recognizing your own flaws is important to demonstrate your ability to learn and grow.

Still, it’s important to not be self-deprecating in your assessment. Timothy Butler, a senior fellow and director of career development programs at Harvard Business School, advised employees to use developmental language when critiquing the areas in which they need to improve.

“You don’t want to say, ‘Here’s where I really fall down,'” Butler told the Harvard Business Review. “Instead, say, ‘Here’s an area I want to work on. This is what I’ve learned. This is what we should do going forward.'”

3. Continuously strive for growth.

It’s important during self-assessments to never stagnate; humans are constantly adapting, learning and changing. Whether you’ve had a great year or fallen short of your own expectations, it’s important to remain committed to improving and educating yourself. During a self-assessment, taking a moment to list your goals and objectives for the coming year demonstrates that you are not content to settle.

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“The first step is to adopt a growth mindset and understand that adult human potential is not fixed,” Hassell said. “We are always in a state of becoming, and our potential increases or decreases based on many factors, including the environments where we live and work. Adopting that framework prevents people from becoming too transfixed on their perceived failures and from becoming too attached to their triumphs.”

Managers will also see a willingness to Strengthen and take on new things as a sort of coachability. If an employee has struggled, making room for growth could Strengthen their performance. On the other hand, an employee thriving in their position requires growth opportunities to prevent boredom or stagnation.

TipTip: Take a moment to list your goals and objectives for the coming year during a self-assessment to demonstrate that you are not content to settle.

4. Track your accomplishments.

When it’s time to discuss your accomplishments in your self-assessment, providing hard data to show what you’ve done throughout the year is highly beneficial. Employees and managers generally know how you have performed, but having concrete numbers to back up any assertion strengthens the validity of your self-assessment.

“If employees … spend 10 seconds a day writing down their one biggest accomplishment, success, metric hit, feedback received for that day, they’d have 10 times more data than they’d ever need for self-assessment,” said Mike Mannon, president of WD Communications.

Hank Yuloff, the owner of Yuloff Creative Marketing Solutions, agreed. “We teach our clients to keep a list of daily and weekly accomplishments so that when it is time for the self-assessment, there is very little guesswork as to how valuable they are to the company.”

5. Be professional.

It would help if you always were professional when writing self-assessments. This means not bashing the boss for poor leadership or criticizing co-workers for making your life more difficult. It also means not gushing over a co-worker or manager you like. Whether you are providing critical or positive feedback, professionalism is important.

Being professional means giving the appraisal its due attention, like any other important project that crosses your desk. Dominique Jones, chief operating officer at the BetterU Education Corporation, recommends treating your self-evaluation like a work of art that builds over time. She said you’ll be much happier with the result if you provide yourself time to reflect and carefully support your self-assessment.

“Use examples to support your assertions, and … make sure that you spell- and grammar-check your documents,” Jones wrote in a blog post. “These are all signs of how seriously you take the process and its importance to you.”

Sample: How to write a self-assessment

While the tips above can help you write a self-evaluation, a few things Strengthen the process, like seeing an example firsthand. To that end, we’ve created a trial self-assessment to guide you as you create your own.

Strengths

  • I am a dedicated employee who understands not only my role and responsibilities but the larger mission of our business. I don’t strive just to do my job, but also to help make this company successful.
  • I am a good communicator who stays on task and helps rally the team when cooperation is needed to meet a deadline or solve a problem.
  • I am a creative thinker who can develop novel solutions and Strengthen conventional ways of doing things.

Weaknesses

  • I am somewhat disorganized, which often impacts my productivity. I have learned how to manage my time better and intentionally direct my efforts. While it remains a challenge, I have seen some progress and look forward to continually improving.
  • Sometimes I do not ask for help when I could benefit from assistance. I am always willing to help my teammates, and I know they feel the same way, so I will try to be more vocal about when I need a helping hand moving forward.

Core values

  • I believe in teamwork and cooperation to overcome any obstacle.
  • I value respect and transparency between employees and managers.
  • I value friendship and building warm relationships within the workplace.
  • I strive to be a welcoming and helpful presence to my co-workers.

Accomplishments

  • I never missed a deadline in the past year and, in fact, often submitted my work early.
  • I’ve gone above and beyond my job description to ensure our team operates optimally, staying late and helping others whenever it could contribute to our collective goal.
  • I created and delivered a presentation, stepping outside my comfort zone to do so. It was well received and bolstered my confidence regarding public speaking.

Goals

  • I want to continue developing my presentation and public speaking skills. As a weakness that I listed on previous self-assessments, it is gratifying to see that I have made some progress on this skill set, and I would like to double down on the growth.
  • In terms of professional growth, I aspire to enter a managerial role. I enjoy working closely with my teammates and considering the bigger picture, and I often efficiently help direct resources. I could see myself as a manager who helps facilitate teamwork and encourages workers to do their best.

Feedback

  • My manager is pleasant and transparent. I never have to guess where I stand. I appreciate the openness and direct communication so that I know what is expected of me and how well I am meeting those expectations.
  • I want to be more involved in decision-making at the team level. I believe each team member has unique insights that supervisors cannot fully understand since their perspective is different. I believe involving staff members in strategic planning could greatly Strengthen results.

Keeping things simple and using short, declarative bullet points are key to writing an effective self-assessment. While the exact nature of your self-assessment might depend on your industry or your job description, this basic model can help guide you in writing a self-evaluation.

Did you know?Did you know? Keep your self-assessment short and simple by using bullet points.

Additional self-evaluation example phrases

Along with the elements in the preceding sample, self-evaluation forms might ask you to address some more specific areas. Your answers will provide your employer deeper insights into how you view your strengths and weaknesses. Here are some tried-and-true phrases that managers like to see in a self-assessment.

Communication

For communication efforts on the job, here are a few common phrases to include:

  • I communicate effectively with project managers and team members.
  • I can have difficult conversations with co-workers and managers in a respectful manner.
  • I provide constructive feedback and know how to accept the same from team members and management.

Performance

Performance is normally the most generalized area of self-assessments. These are some effective phrases to use on the form:

  • I worked on X projects and met timelines and goals for each one.
  • I take the initiative on each project and confirm that I understand the parameters before launch.
  • I’m consistently the top performer within my project team.
  • I always look for ways to Strengthen on the job.

Reliability

The reliability section will discuss how dependable you perceive yourself to be so that you could include these statements:

  • I am well known for my dependability and the way I provide it my all on every project.
  • My work is always done on time with a high level of accuracy.
  • I’m always on time at work and arrive at meetings early, being mindful of other people’s time.

Leadership

For leadership, you should use phrases demonstrating how you’ve taken the initiative in the workplace. Here are a few examples:

  • I always go out of my way to help co-workers.
  • I make sure everyone on my team feels comfortable when exchanging ideas.
  • I look for ways to keep my team on track and meet important milestones.
  • I brainstorm ways to motivate others and freely provide praise when performance goals are met.

writing a performance evaluation

Innovation

For innovation, the self-assessment is looking for ways that you creatively solved problems. Here are a few example statements:

  • I always look for better ways to manage projects and ensure the process goes smoothly.
  • I’m not afraid to look for out-of-box solutions.
  • I don’t let change interrupt workflow but aim to roll with the adjustments to keep projects on track.

Teamwork

For teamwork, you need to demonstrate how well you work with others, using phrases similar to these:

  • I maintain a positive attitude to benefit my co-workers and managers.
  • I encourage team members to work together as a way for us all to reach a common goal.
  • I’m always considerate of my co-workers’ feelings and show respect for their opinions.

Problem-solving skills

In this section, you’re expected to talk about ways you have come up with solutions to common workplace problems. Here are a couple of trial phrases:

  • I can look at a problem from every direction to devise a creative solution.
  • I’m willing to ask for help when having a difficult time brainstorming a solution to a workplace problem.

Making performance evaluations a regular occurrence

Performance evaluations help everyone know where they stand and how they’re performing, including and in relation to the business’s goals. Often, workplaces engage in performance evaluations annually, but they should become an ongoing process to fairly and accurately evaluate employees and create a positive culture of constant communication and feedback.

“[S]elf-assessments cannot merely be an annual event. They are part of an ongoing and regular practice of reflection,” Hassell said. “If you look at a snapshot of performance, you will never see the truth. It’s too easy to focus on a particular experience or event and then create an overarching story around performance.”

This will prevent “recency bias,” a type of tunnel vision that centers on recent events rather than the big picture. It also creates an inclusive, give-and-take culture where employees are invited to offer feedback to their managers as much as their managers offer them feedback. Overall, an inclusive and communicative workplace has a greater chance of success.

“Managers who adopt a coaching or mentorship role can provide external reflections and much-needed perspective so employees can see failures as learning opportunities,” Hassell said. “They can also enjoy the praise of a job well done but not dwell on past triumphs, because every company has a continued need for peak employee performance over time.”

Katherine Arline, Marci Martin, and Jennifer Post contributed to the writing and reporting in this article. Source interviews were conducted for a previous version of this article.

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Killexams : Aptitude Test: Definition, How It's Used, Types, and How to Pass

What Is an Aptitude Test?

An aptitude test is an test used to determine an individual's skill or propensity to succeed in a given activity. Aptitude tests assume that individuals have inherent strengths and weaknesses and have a natural inclination toward success or failure in specific areas based on their innate characteristics.

Aptitude tests are generally used for job placement, college program entry, and to help people to get an idea of where their interests and aptitudes can take them regarding careers.

Key Takeaways

  • An aptitude test is used to determine an individual's abilities, assessing how they are likely to perform in an area in which they have no prior training or knowledge.
  • Schools use aptitude tests to determine if students are inclined toward advanced placement classes or specific areas of study, such as engineering or a foreign language.
  • Human resources departments at some companies will use career assessment tests to learn about a potential candidate's strengths and weaknesses.
  • An aptitude test does not test knowledge or intelligence, only a particular skill or propensity. Therefore, it is not a test for which a person can study.

Understanding Aptitude Tests

Aptitude tests can be used to determine your capabilities in a variety of subjects. For example, individuals may take an aptitude test to determine the careers that are a good match for their skills and interests. Similarly, high school students may take an aptitude test when thinking about what would be an appropriate college major or whether college is the best choice for them.

In general, aptitude tests measure one's competence in logical reasoning, numerical skills, or verbal ability; competency can be evaluated through problem-solving tasks and testing one's critical thinking across various contexts.

When You Might Take an Aptitude Test

Some schools administer aptitude tests to students beginning in elementary school. Combined with intelligence and achievement tests that measure student mastery of academic content, aptitude tests may be used to determine placement in gifted and talented programs or other specific educational tracks.

Language Aptitudes

For example, the Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) measures a student's potential for successfully mastering foreign languages. Aptitude tests can also help determine if a student needs special education services.

Older Students

For older students, Differential Aptitude Tests (DATs) assess a range of aptitudes from spatial relations to language usage. The results can help administrators make curricular recommendations.

Aptitude and personality tests can be useful in determining skills and abilities to highlight on a resume or cover letter when applying for a job.

Curriculum Guidance

Counselors might use high scores in mechanical reasoning tests to guide students toward courses that prepare them for engineering or designing studies in college. For instance, students who score well in tests measuring speed, accuracy, and problem-solving might choose coursework in computer science, finance, or other fields requiring attention to detail.

Hiring Decisions

Some companies use aptitude tests to help them make hiring decisions. These tests, called career assessment tests, help human resources (HR) personnel learn more about a prospective employee's strengths and weaknesses. Career assessment tests may also be used within a company to make promotion decisions.

Situational judgment tests are a specific kind of career aptitude test that can help predict how an employee might respond to specific situations in the workplace. They are also used to assess an employee's communication style and ability to work within a team.

Some situational judgment tests focus specifically on customer service careers. These tests analyze personality traits predictive of successful public interaction, such as empathy, diplomacy, and patience. Situational judgment tests may also be used to predict future competency in sales-related careers.

Types of Aptitude Tests

Many types of aptitude tests are taken for educational or career discovery and ability purposes. The most common aptitude tests are:

  • Mechanical reasoning: These types test your knowledge of physical concepts and are generally used to evaluate you for technical positions.
  • Situational judgment: These tests gauge your reactions to situations and your decision-making.
  • Diagrammatic/spatial reasoning: These tests see how well you can reach a conclusion based on processes contained in diagrams.
  • Abstract reasoning: These measure problem-solving abilities and identify relationships between abstract arrays.
  • Numerical reasoning: In these tests, your abilities with numbers, math, and data are tested.
  • Verbal reasoning: Your language, studying comprehension, and vocabulary are tested in these types.
  • Inductive reasoning: Under the pressure of time, these tests see how well you analyze patterns and data.
  • Logical reasoning: Logical reasoning tests measure how well you recognize patterns and sequences and identify relationships between objects.
  • Clerical aptitude: Clerical tests measure how fast and accurate you can be, seeing how well you can concentrate.

How to Pass an Aptitude Test

You might have heard that you can't prepare for an aptitude test, but nothing could be further from the truth. Study guides and practice aptitude tests are readily available online and in community or high school libraries.

If you're unsure about what kind of job you want or where you want to go next in your career, an aptitude or assessment test—offered on various websites, either for free or for a small fee—can be a great way of narrowing down options to make a choice.

Conduct an online search for the type of test you'll be taking. You'll find many guides that offer tips on subjects you can read about and practice tests. Once you've found the practice tests and some study material:

  • Practice the test daily: Practicing every day gives you continuous exposure to the Dumps and helps you identify weak spots.
  • Learn the test format: Remembering the format helps you move through the test. It also allows you to identify areas you need to work on.
  • Carefully read the instructions: When you take the test, don't dive into it. Instead, read all instructions and ensure you understand them, so you don't work through a section giving wrong answers.
  • Manage your testing time: Answer the questions you know first. Then, go back and work on the more challenging questions.

What Is an Aptitude Test and an Example?

An aptitude test measures your capabilities in specific areas. One aptitude test most people hear of in high school is the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). The ASVAB tests general science, arithmetic reasoning and mathematics, word knowledge, studying comprehension, mechanical comprehension, and more. The information is used to place applicants in job positions where they will have a better chance of succeeding.

Is an IQ Test an Aptitude Test?

An IQ test tries to measure your intelligence, while an aptitude test measures your ability to apply your intelligence.

Is There an Online Aptitude Test?

While some aptitude tests may still be given using test booklets and bubble sheets, many aptitude tests are administered online. You can find free and paid versions.

The Bottom Line

An aptitude test is a measure of your ability to learn or perform required tasks and succeed in the environment you're in. They are not a measure of intelligence—these tests look for your strengths and weaknesses, giving you and the evaluator an idea of your abilities.

Most aptitude tests can indicate success in education and a career, but they are not always 100% accurate predictions. For example, it is possible to score very low on an aptitude test for a specific job and be successful with hard work and dedication—the test may have merely taken a snapshot of your knowledge and abilities at a point where you didn't know much about the field.

Remember that preparation can help you pass an aptitude test even if you have no prior knowledge in an area—if you think of it as learning something new and interesting, you may surprise yourself with what you can do.

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Killexams : Undergraduate Admissions Assessment

The School appoints examiners to prepare and mark the Undergraduate Admissions Assessment (UGAA), designed to test use of evidence, written communication skills and numeracy. The UGAA is conducted as an online examination.

The purpose of the Undergraduate Admissions Assessment

The Undergraduate Admissions Assessment is used to fairly assess applicants from non-traditional educational backgrounds or those applying with qualifications we do not recognise for direct entry. It provides an opportunity to see a trial of the applicant’s original work, produced under examination conditions, and seeks to assess applicants in a fair and equitable manner.

There are several reasons why applicants need to be tested in this way:

  • the applicant has no recent or relevant record of study and examination i.e. within three years of the proposed programme start date 

  • the applicant’s qualifications are acceptable but only in conjunction with the UGAA

Key dates

The Undergraduate Admissions Assessment usually takes place at the end of March. 

Applicants who are required to sit the Undergraduate Admissions Assessment will be notified in March, as soon as details have been finalised.

The assessment is three hours long with is two sections: an essay question; and mathematical problems. It is not an assessment of general knowledge.

There are two different Mathematics papers. Depending on the programme you are applying for, you will take either :  Mathematics for non quantitative programmes without a Maths requirement OR Mathematics for quantitative programmes with a Maths requirement.

Applicants applying for LLB Laws (M100) will not be asked to sit the UGAA. 

LSE requires students studying certain qualifications to complete the UGAA before a final decision can be made on their application. The UGAA is a compulsory requirement for all students who are invited; students who decline the UGAA invite will be automatically rejected.  There are a number of reasons why further assessment is needed for students from these educational backgrounds, some of which include:

  • the qualification contains few formal examinations – as the majority of assessment at LSE is test based, we need to see how you perform under examination conditions

  • the qualification is not standardised – grades can vary from school to school so we would like an independent assessment of your skills
  • we are uncertain whether your curriculum offers full coverage of required subject material, especially mathematics
  • the qualification is relatively new or recently reformed, or we have not had many applicants with that qualification before. The UGAA gives us an independent measure of how well the qualification prepares students for study at LSE

  • you have taken a break from study or followed a non-standard educational pathway

Only the most competitive students with these qualifications are invited to sit the assessment. Applicants cannot request to sit the assessment.

Applicants applying for LLB Laws (M100) will not be asked to sit the UGAA. Instead, the essay section of the LNAT will be assessed. 

UK Qualifications

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • BTEC National Extended Diploma (13 units) if taken without accompanying A levels
  • Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma Level 3 if taken without accompanying A levels
  • Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE)
  • Foundation programme, including the University of London International Foundation Programme (IFP)
  • Foundation Year
  • Foundation Degree
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP)

International Qualifications

Countries Qualifications
Austria Reife-und-Diplomprufung
Bosnia-Herzegovina Matura/Diploma o završenoj srednjoj školi/Diploma o položenom maturskom ispitu
Brunei BDTVEC Higher National Diploma
Bulgaria Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie
Croatia Maturatna Svjedodzba
Czech Republic Maturita
Estonia Gumnaasiumi Ioputunnistus with the Riigieksamitunnistus
Iceland Stúdentspróf
Israel Bagrut
Kosovo Diplomë për kryerjen e shkollës së mesme të lartë
Lithuania Brandos Atestatas
North Macedonia (FYR) Matura
Malaysia Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)/ Malaysian Matriculation Programme/Matrikulasi
Montenegro Maturski ispit/Diploma o završenoj srednjoj školi
Morocco Diplôme du Baccalauréat/Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire
Serbia Matura
Slovenia Splošna Matura
Sweden Gymnasieexamen
Turkey Anatolian High School Diploma/French Diploma for Foreign Schools in Turkey
Uganda Uganda Advanced Certificate in Education (UACE)

The UGAA is usually held at the end of March each year. 

The UGAA is conducted as an online examination, accessed via a standard web browser.

Due to the strict time constraints which govern our admissions procedures, we do not host multiple assessment days, nor can we move the date or time of the assessment under any circumstances.

Students are expected to make every effort to participate in our assessment. Specific concerns and requests for special accommodations should be sent to Undergraduate Admissions after you have received your invitation. 

Invitations to sit the UGAA are usually sent in early March. Applicants who are required to sit the UGAA will be contacted by the Undergraduate Admissions team as soon as the details have been finalised.

Replies must be made promptly to ensure arrangements can be made to access the assessment. The final response deadline will be stipulated on your invitation. If we have not received a response by the stated deadline, you will no longer be eligible to sit the assessment. Please note the UGAA is a compulsory requirement for all students who are invited. We are unable to further consider students who decide not to sit the assessment, as their application will be considered incomplete. 

The criteria below provide a rough guide of what the Admissions Selector is looking for from candidates. These elements will be taken into consideration alongside your overall mark and UCAS application form.

We are looking for an essay that:

  • answers the essay question clearly and thoughtfully
  • shows an ability to present alternative views and assess them
  • contains a well-developed and reasoned argument supported by evidence
  • incorporates information from the source texts critically, analytically and selectively
  • summarises and paraphrases the source texts accurately and appropriately  
  • has a logical structure including an effective introduction, conclusion and paragraphs
  • makes appropriate use of English including language style, clarity and accuracy
  • is at least 500 words long
  • broadly assessed on A level syllabus
  • knowledge of the key techniques of differential and integral calculus of a single variable
  • an understanding of the meanings of the key concepts in calculus (in particular, the derivative and integral)
  • an ability to apply these to solve problems requiring an element of mathematical modelling proficiency in algebra and algebraic manipulation
  • competence in using algebra and calculus to solve unfamiliar problems (rather than routine problems)

Results are reviewed in comparison to other similar applicants for your programme; therefore passing the UGAA does not guarantee an offer will be made. The UGAA has a notional pass mark of 60 per cent, including at least 50 per cent in each section. Students applying to programmes with higher entry requirements will usually be expected to achieve more competitive grades

The Admissions Selector’s final decision is based on your overall application, not only on your test performance. This assessment includes a full range of information on the UCAS application form i.e. predicted/achieved grades, contextual information, personal statement, and UCAS reference.

The UGAA does not require any specific preparation; it is designed to test general skills that should be covered in your current or most recent programme of study. We make past papers available so that students can see the level of English and Mathematics that is expected (see below). Note that past papers should be used as a guide for the level of the test, not the exact format of the forthcoming assessment. If you are concerned about a particular part of the UGAA and would like to undertake some preparation, our Admissions Selectors have made some suggestions.

Below you can find previous papers to help you understand what was expected of students in previous years. However, the assessment is reviewed on a yearly basis and therefore these should only be used as a guide to the level of testing not the specific format. 

2022 past papers

UGAA English Paper

UGAA Maths (Non Quantitative) 

UGAA Maths (Quantitative)

2021 past papers

UGAA English Paper

UGAA Maths (Non Quantitative)

UGAA Maths (Quantitative)

2020 past papers

UGAA test Test 1 2020 (for Quantitative programmes)

UGAA test Test 2 2020 (for non Quantitative programmes)

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