Basic Math and English Skills (WBST & GAIN)

Assess your students' basic math and English skills.

Wonderlic can assess your students’ basic math and English skills, helping to ensure they are meeting the skill levels required for your program.

Wonderlic’s Basic Skills Test (WBST):
To place students into appropriate programs

  • Fast, easy, effective tool to help accurately place students – better placement improves retention, persistence and graduation
  • Assess your students’ basic skills and help ensure work readiness for entry level jobs
  • Aligned to O*Net competencies
  • Administer on-site or remotely

Wonderlic General Assessment of Instructional Needs (GAIN)®:
To remediate students with insufficient English and math skills

  • Detailed student diagnostics
  • Proven, accurate results
  • Easy, efficient administration

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Key features of the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test support quicker and more effective decision-making.

Job-Specific Scoring Ranges

900 job profiles are available in our comprehensive Job Index Engine. Custom job profiles can be created by our team of Industrial/Organizational Psychologists and other subject matter experts.

Two Administration Methods Available

Online administration, scoring and reporting: On-site from any computer with Internet connectivity, individual or group administration and results available in minutes. Paper and pencil administration: Fax-back or template scoring, step-by-step administration guide and individual or group administration.

Intuitive Results Report

Easy to interpret one-page report. A simple, three-color system—Green, Yellow and Red—indicates candidate suitability compared to the ideal scoring ranges for that position.

Simple Candidate Record Management in Wonderlic Online

Sort and filter tools enable you to quickly rank, order and prioritize candidates based on scores. Candidates’ progression through your hiring process can be easily tracked.

Sophisticated Test Design

Item Response Theory scoring uses a holistic view of the candidate’s response pattern to help ensure integrity of results.

20-Minute Administration per Test