YouScience aptitude test


YouScience offers game-based aptitude and interest tests to help users discover their natural talents and identify promising careers, as well as offering industry-recognized certification exams.

What This Includes

Skills addressed
Effective Communication, Self-Discipline, Research, Inquiry & Analysis, Creative Thinking, Collaboration, Computer Use, Cultural Respect, Adaptive Thinking, Leadership, Self-Awareness

Learner resources

  • Online YouScience Discovery online brain games measure natural abilities and interests, giving learners personalized results, including best fit in-demand careers with detailed job profiles, and colleges and programs to explore
  • Describing You results section describes users’ aptitudes and personality traits and offers phrases learners can use to describe themselves in mock interviews, cover letters, and resumes
  • Certification exams aligned with the 16 national Career Clusters and 21st Century Skills
  • Certification exam standards and objectives available as study guides, as well as detailed reports with exam results
  • Option to connect with local employer partners for job opportunities
  • 21st Century Success Skills certification measures personal and workplace success skills, including Personal Success Traits, Research & Learn Information, Reason & Analyze Information, Relate or Apply Information to a Situation
  • Resume tips and templates for Career & Technical Education students
  • Stackable credential tracking

Educator resources

  • Academic advising suite to help learners find the best fit academic programs and courses based on their YouScience Discovery brain game results
  • Administrative portal to manage program, monitor student progress, and view YouScience results
  • Resource library with training videos for using the administrative portal, helping students get started, and managing the YouScience account
  • Performance standards for each certification exam along with performance assessment skill indicators
  • Detailed reports to track learners’ progress and exams

Key Takeaways

  • Career data are pulled from O*Net with 60% of the recommended careers requiring a four-year degree.
  • Career Clusters certifications can help learners build stackable credentials.
  • 21st Century Success Skills certification performance standards and specific benchmarks can be used to develop lessons. The Appendix includes an illustration of how the 21st Century Success Skills can be integrated into any career and technical course, using a woodworking course as an example.

YouScience developed an online game-based performance assessment tool that helps users discover their best-fit careers. The assessments’ aptitude portion is aligned with the BAB (Ball Aptitude Battery) tests. YouScience uses the RIASEC (Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional) model, developed by the O*NET Center, with its six primary vocational criteria, to assign interests. Precision Exams merged with YouScience and offers a library of industry-recognized certification exams across all 16 National Career Clusters. Precision Exams works in partnership with subject matter experts and other career cluster experts such as the Law and Public Safety Education Network (LAPSEN) to create the exams. In December, 2020, Savvas Learning Company, formerly known as Pearson K12 Learning, announced it is enhancing its CTE curriculum by partnering with YouScience to provide industry-recognized exams and certifications. YouScience Discovery, the aptitude brain-game tests, have been validated by the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO). Georgia conducted an analysis of YouScience across 51 high schools and saw statistically significant positive improvement in all areas measured.

Adaptability & Flexibility


Critical & Creative Thinking

Digital Literacy

Emotional Intelligence

Leadership & Initiative

Navigating & Using Information

Respecting Differences


Teamwork & Collaboration

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