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Frequently Asked Questions

Should states continue to use the GATB?

Original research to develop the GATB was conducted in the 1940's and the most recent updates were completed in the 1980's. In view of the dated nature of this assessment, it is preferable to select and use a more recently developed ability assessment instrument based on a determination of the suitability of a particular test for the intended use. (See "Chapter 5 - How to Select Tests-Standards for Evaluating Tests" in Testing and Assessment: An Employer's Guide to Good Practices).


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