ABILITY TO BENEFIT (ATB) TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

Date: 
Monday, April 4, 2022
News Description: 

Wonderlic Education Solutions offers two different testing agreements to all education clients.  The first is called the Wonderlic Ability to Benefit (ATB) agreement.  This agreement includes the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST) approved to be purchased and used for Title IV Financial Aid purposes. This agreement between the United States Department of Education (USDE), Wonderlic, and the schools will end on 12/31/2022. The two ATB exams currently approved for Title IV funding are Wonderlic Basic Skills and Accuplacer. Schools will have to contact the USDE for more information on ATB tests approved for Title IV funding after 12/31/2022. 

The second agreement is called the Wonderlic Online User Access Agreement.  This agreement allows schools to purchase and use any of the Wonderlic products as General Admissions Tests.  Some of these other products include the Scholastic Level Exam (SLE), the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST), the Admissions Risk Profile, Computer testing and Personality testing.  This agreement is between Wonderlic and the School.

BPSS will continue to accept the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) and the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST) as approved ATB tests. Wonderlic ATB testing product information can be found at: Wonderlic ATB Information.

Should any BPSS school select a new examination for ATB purposes, prior to the curriculum renewal date, simply upload a letter on school letterhead to Curriculum / Course Work Detail on the BPSS system. Email BPSSCurriculum@nysed.gov when this is done. If final approval is given, schools can make the official change on the BPSS system when it is time to renew the curriculum.