About the test
New Horizons uses the Wonderlic Scholastic Exam (SLE). The Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE)is a short-form measure of cognitive ability (“ability to learn”)—the most powerful predictor of trainingand job success.
Given research and user experiences, the SLE is often used in educational settings to improve:
- Student retention
- Graduation rates
- Employment placement rates
- Student & instructor satisfaction
Wonderlic utilizes the Department of Labor’s O*NET database as a framework for determining occupational minimum scores based on the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position targeted by the educational training.
To assist New Horizons in setting minimum acceptable scores on the Scholastic Level Exam, Wonderlic has provided a list of O*NET titles and O*NET codes with the recommended SLE scores.
The SLE minimum acceptable scores are determined by subtracting one standard deviation (i.e., 7 points) from the occupational minimum score in consideration of the skills and knowledge that individuals will acquire during the program. This determination is based on guidance provided by the Department of Education as well as additional research and feedback.