What Does Situational Judgment Test (SJT) Mean?
A situational judgment test (SJT) is an assessment that measures an individual's professional aptitude. SJTs are psychometric tests, meaning that they measure a person's mental and emotional responses to a situation. Situational judgment tests are used to determine how an individual might perform in a workplace setting. SJTs are also used for other purposes such as school admissions.
SJTs are aptitude tests, they are designed to measure an individual's personality and other inherent characteristics. However, these tests may also measure an individual's general and job-specific knowledge, skills, and abilities. Testing professionals sometimes refer to the four factors assessed by the test as KSAOs (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Other).
SJTs are just one type of predictive measure a prospective employer may use to assess an individual's fit for a particular job.