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Contents - Pg. v

v Contents Introduction 1 1 2 Aims of the book 3 General information about tests 4 History of tests 4 What are selection tests? 5 Reliability and validity 6 Different types of test 7 Fair and unfair discrimination 10 Why companies use tests 11 Test conditions 12 How the results are interpreted 13 3 What to do if invited to sit a test 15 Why practice helps 15 Make a decision 16 Establish a clear idea of the test demands 17 Seek out relevant material 17 Prepare a programme of work 18 Coach yourself 19 The night before the test 19 Text anxiety 19 Test strategies 20 What to do if you fail 20