TAP is a functional vocational aptitude assessment that requires no reading and can benefit all individuals. TAP is hands on and computer correlated to the best career matches. Through a series of ten tests that use "real" tools and "real" tasks to measure an individual's functional aptitudes and strengths, TAP is a practical and proven way for you to provide "real" advice for your clients. TAP is a proven system that is fast and easy to administer and evaluate.

The Ten Tests of TAP

TEST 1: VISUAL AND RETENTION

Form and spatial perception is an essential aptitude to have in the mechanical, industrial and building trades.

TEST 2: FINE DISCRIMINATION

The fine discrimination of similar objects is needed in such jobs as electronics and small parts assembly.

TEST 3: COLOR DISCRIMINATION

Strong color discrimination is an aptitude important to many occupations including artists, paper hangers, cosmetologists, auto body workers and laboratory technicians.

TEST 4: TACTILE DISCRIMINATION

Tactile discrimination is vitally important to such occupations as upholstering, auto body work, woodworking, physical therapy and dental modeling.

TEST 5: FINE MOTOR
DEXTERITY

Fine motor control is needed in many fields that work with small materials including assembly line operations, as well as, dental technicians, counter parts men and surgical and jeweler display arrangers.

TEST 6: MANUAL DEXTERITY

Manual dexterity plays a large part in the building trades and material handling.

TEST 7: DEXTERITY WITH SMALL TOOLS

Quality performance with small tools is required in mechanics, electronics and medical professions

TEST 8: DEXTERITY WITH LARGE TOOLS

The ability to use large tools is an advantage in industrial and mechanical work.

TEST 9: VISUAL AND RETENTION

The ability to follow flow patterns is needed in many areas, especially electronics and computer programming.

TEST 10: VISUAL AND RETENTION

The retention of form and special details indicates potential for reconstruction devices and repeating tasks without supervision.

Test one is given a second time.  This time without a model.

HOW DOES TAP OPERATE?

TAP DOCUMENT LIBRARY

WHAT IS TAP?

WHY TAP?

ADMINISTERING TAP

  • Person’s administering TAP must be trained by TAI – Talent Assessment, Inc.  Administers need not be licensed, but must successfully complete the training provided by TAI – Talent Assessment, Inc.
  • Individuals taking TAP are not required to have any reading ability. Instructions may be given in any format. Oral, written, signed, or simply demonstrated. This provides equal assessment opportunities to the blind, functionally illiterate, hearing impaired, lower functionally handicapped and learning disadvantaged; as well as, to the literate.

TAP RELIABILITY

  • The norms applied to the TAP test results are also, non-discriminatory and apply to all groups. the TAP system uses one of the largest norming groups of any evaluation system, assuring a higher degree of reliability. The results are correlated both to the D.O.T., the Worker Groups of the Guide to Occupational Exploration (G.O.E.) and the occupational data of the D.O.L.
  • The entire system is strongly supported by the assessment professionals of TAI - Talent Assessment, Inc. the total vocational assessment and career assessment company. You will receive on-site staff training in the use of TAP and additional assistance if necessary is just a toll-free phone call away.

TAP REPORTING

  • Seconds after you enter an individual's test results into the computer, the TAP program will provide:
  • A compatible summary of all the test items with positive feedback regarding the strengths indicated by each.
  • Potential occupational areas drawn from the Department of Labor data and matched to the individual's test results.
  • A comparison of one’s individual attributes to any job in the extensive TAP data base which is correlated to the D.O.T., D.O.L.. and G.O.E.
  • A detailed analysis of specific jobs related to an individual's potential occupational areas.

 

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