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The Brainbench test results are expressed as a standardized overall score on a scale from 1 to 5. Please refer to the table below to determine a candidate's rating. (We recommend that you print this page to be used as a reference when interpreting any of Brainbench test scores.)

When referring to this table you will use the Proficiency Rating to evaluate a candidate's proficiency level. Below you will find a description of each proficiency rating. Explain to the customer that the Brainbench test results should be/will be used in conjunction with information obtained from other selection tools (e.g., interview, background checks, references, other tests when appropriate, etc.), in order to make the most accurate selection decision.

Test Overall Score Range
Proficiency Level  
1.00 - 1.50 Novice  
1.51 - 2.50 Basic
2.51 - 3.50 Proficient  
3.51 - 4.50 Advanced Master
4.51 - 5.00 Expert

Proficiency Level Descriptions
The proficiency levels describe in very general terms what typical examinees know and their capabilities in an applied setting. However, any individual examinee may not be able to demonstrate all of the knowledge and skills in his or her proficiency level description. Below are the proficiency level descriptions.

Demonstrates an understanding of only the most basic concepts contained within this topic. Individual will most likely require formal training or self study before receiving any assignments in this area.

Demonstrates an understanding of the fundamental concepts involved with this topic. Knowledge level appears equivalent to that gained through introductory courses. May require supplemental training and close supervision to develop a working knowledge level to be able to perform assignments independently.

Demonstrates a solid understanding of core concepts within this topic. Appears capable of working on most projects in this area with moderate assistance. May require some initial assistance with advanced concepts.

Demonstrates a clear understanding of many advanced concepts within this topic. Appears capable of mentoring others on most projects in this area.

Demonstrates understanding of most advanced concepts within the subject area. Appears capable of mentoring others on the most complex projects.

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