Computer Literacy and Internet Knowledge Test (CLIK)


  • Basic computer skills
score report for CLIK

About the Computer Proficiency Test 

The Computer Literacy and Internet Knowledge Test (CLIK) is an assessment of basic computer skills. It measures a person's proficiency with using Internet browsers and common desktop applications such as email, chat, and word processing programs. It is a 13-minute computer skills test consisting of three 2-3-minute task-oriented simulations, followed by ten multiple choice questions. Since it is designed to test basic computer literacy, it can be used for a wide range of positions that require basic computer skills, such as receptionists, customer service representatives, medical billers, data entry clerks, administrative assistants, and more.

Score Reports for the Computer Proficiency Test

Each individual is given a raw score and a proficiency score. The raw score indicates how many questions (out of 25) the individual answered correctly; there is no deduction for incorrect answers. The raw scores are further categorized into three possible proficiency rankings, as follows:

  • 0-16: Not Proficient
  • 17-21: Proficient
  • 22-25: Highly Proficient

The score reports also show each test item (simulation task or multiple choice question) and whether the test-taker answered it correctly.

Validity Information

Criterion Validity: The CLIK measures basic computer literacy, and has been shown to predict job readiness and overall job performance for a range of jobs for which basic computer skills are an essential job requirement. For example, for a sample of employees in clerical and administrative positions at a large employer, there was a strong correlation (.50) between CLIK scores and job performance, as measured by supervisory ratings.

Job Performance by CLIK Rating

Standardization Sample for the Computer Literacy Test 

Norms for the CLIK were developed using a sample of 1,048 individuals. The sample was made up of working adults aged 18 and older. These individuals were applicants and incumbent employees from over 70 different companies. Positions in the sample included customer support representatives, medical billers, and clerical/administrative personnel. The mean score for the standardization sample is 16.14, the median score is 16, and the standard deviation is 3.38.

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