The Test of Supervisory Skills (TOSS)

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Appropriate For New Applicants
Existing Employees
Comprehensiveness Intermediate
Administration Time - 30 min
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Scoring Options hand icon
Language English
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The Test of Supervisory Skills (TOSS)

The Test of Supervisory Skills (TOSS), formerly Elements of Supervision, is a 70-item, multiple-choice, untimed test that taps the knowledge required for successful supervision. Based on careful, repeated factor analysis of supervisory behavior, TOSS provides norms that allows a comparison of scores with a large (1,000+) number of supervisory and non-supervisory profiles. The new version of this well-established screening instrument includes separate test booklets and self-scoring answer sheets and a revised, enhanced technical and administrative manual. TOSS is a valid instrument for evaluating both applicants for supervisory positions and those being considered for promotion to such positions.

Booklets – Sold in 10-packs of re-usable question booklets for the Test of Supervisory Skills

Answer Sheets – Sold in packages containing 25 scoring forms for the Test of Supervisory Skills test. One scoring form is needed for each test administration. Questionnaire booklets are re-usable.

Manual - The TOSS Technical Manual provides administration and scoring guidelines for the Test of Supervisory Skills. Norms are provided that allows a comparison of scores with a large (1,000+) number of supervisory and non-supervisory profiles.

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