Cognitive performance test with verbal, numerical and figural content

1.500 Items

Time limited test

Time limit: 6 minutes
Processing time: approx. 9 minutes

Inhouse-test with supervision

Home-test without supervision


Croatian, Dutch, English, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian,  Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

other languages on request

Optimized for

desktop, tablet

Career starters

People exhibiting good processing speed process information quickly and accurately, and complete routine tasks quickly and correctly. Their work style is efficient and appropriate.


Z (Z-Score): Standard score in value range 70-130 (M=100, SD=10); PR (percentile rank): Share in reference group with a score that is at most as high.


After introductory instructions and trial tasks for all modules, the test is completed within a predefined period of time. Pre-defined target stimuli (items) must be selected by clicking on them. Target stimuli are applied depending on the module, verbal (cities), numerical (prices) or figurative (keys). The test is completed page by page, whereby the pages automatically change as soon as a predefined time has elapsed or all target stimuli have been marked. Items are generated randomly, keeping the number of correct solutions constant. 

SPEED consists of 3 individual modules (verbal, numerical, figural), which can be used individually or in combination depending on the requirements context. The feedback of the results is always given as a total value encompassing all modules used.

Theoretical background

Processing speed is an established construct of intelligence diagnostics, represented in almost all intelligence models and tests. Following the differentiation of the Berlin Intelligence Structure Model, SPEED is available with three different content modules: verbal, numerical and figural. 

Processing speed plays a small but nevertheless significant role when completing almost every task, so that a high processing speed can be associated with positive effects for very diverse problems. In practice, the benefits of routine tasks are higher than those of more complex tasks. People with high values can demonstrate a high rate of work and easily grasp new information. They are characterised by a high level of reliability and endurance when solving simple, structured but comprehensive tasks.

As this capability is required for practically all activities, SPEED can be widely used. Nevertheless, for more demanding tasks, it is advisable to use performance tests (which may be complementary) aimed at recording processing capacity.

Psychometric properties

α = .89 - .91

Construct validity
.34 Spatial Visualisation Ability (SPACE)
.06 Emotional Stability
.13 Extraversion
.07 Conscientiousness
.11 Openness
.03 Agreeableness (TAKE5)

Criterion validity
.38 Career success
.27 Training success

Norm basis
N > 50,000

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