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HAB Technology and Research

The Highlands Ability Battery™ (HAB) is an online personal assessment and career assessment test that consists of 19 timed worksamples. Because each worksample is timed, your score reveals whether or not the skill being tested comes naturally.

Understanding Your Personal Assessment Results

Shown together on a personal profile and bar chart, your HAB scores are compared against the scores of tens of thousands of other test takers. Your customized, interactive reports include information about your individual abilities, as well as patterns and clusters of abilities. To see what some of the worksamples look like, try out our sample HAB here.

Maintaining a Standard of Excellence

As part of The Highlands Company’s ongoing effort to ensure that our personal assessment test, the HAB, meets professional standards of excellence, especially as it pertains to reliability and validity, we have provided the following research.

Neiner, Andrew G., Ph.D., “Technical Report: Reliability study looking at internal consistency and test-retest.” 2013.

Ratts, Manivong, McCullough, Julia R.  “The Highlands Ability Battery, A Counselor’s Guide to Career Assessment Instruments.” National Career Development Association, 2013.

Werner, W.L. “Make the Right Move: Career Assessment Tools.” Law Practice: The Business of Practicing Law, 2011.

Brown, Corrie C., Harvey, Stephen B., Stiles, Dori Ph.D., “Using a Natural Abilities Battery for Academic and Career Guidance: a Ten-Year Study.” Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 2011.

Ratts, Manivong, “The Highlands Ability Battery, A Counselor’s Guide to Career Assessment Instruments.” National Career Development Association, 2009.

Tavantzis, Dr. Thomas N., “A Report on the Organization, Function, Reliability and Validity of The Highlands Ability Battery.” 2007.

Emanuel, Lazar, “A Review of Personal Assessments.”

Emanuel, Lazar, “A History of The Highlands Ability Battery.” 2007.

The Chauncey Group (ETS), “A Report on the Statistical Characteristics of the Highlands Ability Battery.” 2002.

Holland, C.L., Ph.D., Summary of Completed Research. 1994.

McDonald, Robert D., Ph.D., The Highlands Ability Battery Technical Manual General Summary.

Career Coaching Resources

If you are a career coach or other professional development pro, we encourage you to rely on the research mentioned above. To take the HAB and consider including the personal/career assessment test in your set of tools, learn more by clicking the link below.

More Information for Career Consultants Found Here.