Cognitive and Potential Assessment (COPAS)

The PISA Integrity Assessment Centre Cognitive and Potential Assessment (COPAS)

The COPAS was developed as a result of a well-defined set of needs and guidelines during the eighties and early nineties at consecutive national psychometric workshops of the then Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) and of the associated Institute of Municipal Personnel Practitioners (IMPP) for the establishment of a cognitive measuring instrument that would serve the needs of South African economic, business and work community well.

The COPAS is a cognitive measuring instrument developed to:

• Measure cognitive related elements/competencies that are practical and simple to administer.
• Have wide application; covering the entire range of the literate population.
• Have no, or very low cultural loading.
• Have a minimum reliance on language, only in instructions, but none during the “doing” of the test itself.

The purpose the COPAS serve falls into three areas, i.e.:

• To measure the testee’s present cognitive/mental ability.
• To measure the testee’s Training and Development Potential.
• To measure the testee’s Cognitive Capacity.

The COPAS is an exceptionally reliable instrument, with a very low cultural loading and which is highly valid in serving the purposes it was originally developed for TmCOPAS. Like all of the psychometric assessments used by the PISA Integrity Assessment Centre the Cognitive and Potential Assessment test is registered and classified with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, which is a legal requirement for the use of psychometric assessments in South Africa.

These examinations can be ordered and implemented on an individual basis or as part of a customized package tailored to suit the needs of your business in either a pre-employment capacity, as part of employee advancement or an integrity management program.

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