Memory and Attention Test (MAT)
Measure how short-term memory influences accuracy of working
Discover how short-term memory influences accuracy of working.
The Memory & Attention Test (MAT) simulates one of the most important aspects of the workplace: the need to quickly memorise and retain information in order to apply rules or procedures in a timely and accurate manner. It is a multi-faceted test that generates a rich profile of performance as individuals respond to increasingly complex instructions and screens of information. The facets measured are:
- Speed of working – the time taken to complete the test;
- Memory – the number of times the test-taker needs to check the relevant instructions;
- Accuracy – the number of questions (screens) completed correctly;
Baseline response – a control for fluency with the computer mouse and speed of responding.
Training needed: BPS Test User Ability.
(See Course Calendar for further information)
Use to: Measure memory and attention.
Use for: Recruitment, development and guidance.
Use with: School-leavers to senior managers.
Duration: Timed 17 minutes (plus untimed examples)
Delivery: Online only.
Number of items: 50.
Reliability: 0.88-0.93, depending on the facet.
Norms: General population.
Typical online cost: £8.00 + VAT (online administration, administrator & feedback reports).
No training? We can administer this test through our bureau service