In today’s society, employers need to know before they hire that applicants can function with basic learned skills to enable safe completion of assigned duties.

The 48 item Johnston Index® is timed to 15 minutes and measures:

Problem Solving: Skill in use of reasoning ability to determine relations.
Mathematics: Measuring skills in Adding, Subtracting, Dividing, and Ratios.
Vocabulary: Skill in matching a word to its definition.
Spelling: Skill in identifying a misspelled word in a given group.

One of the unique benefits of Johnston Index® is the ability to utilize Patterns. Patterns are guides created for job positions which can be used to compare applicant’s scores to the job requirements. A special routine allows creating Patterns based on current employee's scores. These are most effective since they are custom designed for your company.

The Johnston Index® (JI) is not a test or gauge of Intelligence Quotient (I.Q.), Mental Ability, or Mental Alertness. It also does not measure or attempt to predict any type of behavior or learning rate. Its only purpose is to measure an individual’s skill level in problem solving, vocabulary, mathematics, and spelling at the time of administration. The JI hypothesis is based on a paradigm which assumes a person can improve scores through self-study or formal classroom attendance. To use the JI in a pre-employment or promotion situation, the user-company should first administer it to employees in the targeted position. This makes JI job related and allows establishment of cutoff scores in each of the four skills areas.

Validity: Validation Study completed by a major University.