[IPAC-List] [EXTERNAL] Does anyone offer tests on a cell phone?

Pugliese, Andrew A. - OHR CA3000 HR Data Analyst Andrew.Pugliese at denvergov.org
Fri Aug 12 10:29:30 EDT 2022

Hi Joel,

I work for the City and County of Denver and we offer tests/assessments to be taken on a cell phone, through our testing vendor, SHL. In doing so, we have seen a slight increase in minority participation, and a decrease in the amount of candidates who don’t test. Not everyone has access to a computer/tablet, and some candidates are unwilling to travel to a public library in order to test.

We don’t see any negatives in allowing candidates to test on their phone. Sure, you can make the argument that sitting in front of a quiet computer is likely to produce a better result than taking a test on a noisy bus through your phone – but having the option to test is better than none at all.

It’s a positive for diversity and it has slightly boosted our participation rates.

Hope that helps. Feel free to reach out if you need additional information.


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I imagine offering tests on a cell phone might be done in the private sector but not the public.

In any case, does anyone offer tests designed to be taken on a cell phone?

If so, how has it worked out?  Were there unanticipated pros or cons?

Thank you.



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