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Use psychometric tests in class to boost graduate outcomes

Researchers say common employment tool should be part of the higher education curriculum

Universities should weave psychometric tests into courses to help students get jobs and boost their graduate outcome rates, according to a group of researchers.

In a paper on graduate recruitment practices, researchers revealed that one of the main factors behind students’ ability to pass a psychometric test—often used by large graduate employers—was whether they had completed a such a test before, rather than their aptitude.

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