General Assessment of Instructional Needs

Wonderlic's General Assessment of Instructional Needs (GAIN®) measures student educational needs and monitors learners' progress.

Wonderlic’s General Assessment of Instructional Needs (GAIN®) is a quick, yet comprehensive, way to measure English and math skills – from basic literacy and numeracy, to advanced skills taught in secondary schools. This knowledge will help you identify and monitor students’ educational needs and place them in courses that best match their skills. GAIN is currently approved for use by NRS reporting programs through February 2019.

GAIN® is ideal for college students with remedial needs, jobseekers in workforce development programs, or students entering adult education programs. It provides:

  • 90-minute administration time, with no locator test required.
  • Diagnostics that you can use to create individual student study plans.
  • Online student management to track progress – with no software to install.
  • Alignment to Educational Functioning Levels (EFLs) as defined by the US National Reporting System (NRS).
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Features of GAIN®

Sophisticated Test Design

Reports Display Educational Functioning Levels (EFLs)

  • English and math skills measured in accordance with EFLs as defined by the U.S. National Reporting System (NRS).

Quick Administration

  • 90-minute total administration time, with no locator test required.

Administration Options

  • On site, online or paper-and-pencil administration.

Intuitive, Graphical Results Report

  • Students and instructors can compare current skill levels with prior test results; reports provide instructional needs for development of study programs.

Simple Record Management in Wonderlic Online

  • Testing, scoring and reporting in one easy-to-use platform, and data exchange capabilities allow you to easily transfer information to your database.



Click here to learn more about the differences between the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST) and GAIN®.

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