The Criteria Attention Skills Test (CAST) is a short (9-12 minute) test that measures a person's concentration and ability to sustain focus on one or more tasks while avoiding distractions. The CAST consists of four of the subtests of the MRAB (Divided Attention, Selective Attention: Vigilance, and Selective Attention: Filtering, and Perceptual Reaction Time).
Because of its ability to measure concentration skills, the CAST helps predict employee success in a wide variety of positions — ranging from skilled manufacturing jobs to casino gaming dealers to video surveillance workers. For vehicle (and heavy equipment) operators, there's a strong correlation between high attention and concentration levels and a low percentage of operator error — so the CAST is also used to help predict job performance for pilots, delivery drivers, and truck and bus drivers.
Top Jobs for the CAST:
- Truck Drivers — Light or Delivery Services
- Security Guards
- Gaming Dealers
- Video Surveillance Workers
- Air Traffic Controllers