An Assessment Question, in our opinion, is also known as a KSA (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) statement. We'll help you determine the character count and exact content to build your assessment response. Some federal job announcements require additional statements, or Assessment Questions.
The most common of these are KSAs. These questions must be answered in a narrative statement, explaining in detail some specific experience, knowledge, or capability with examples from the candidate's career. Length typically runs from 3/4- to 1 1/2-page answers per question and each answer is scored by a reviewer. Like other vacancy questions, KSAs generally require at least one or two examples in the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) format, and the reviewer will want to see details. Other mandatory statements include Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs) or Professional Technical Qualifications (PTQs) or Managerial Technical Qualifications (MTQs). Additionally, sometimes Assessment Questions are uploaded as a separate document or are entered into an online field during the application process.
If your Assessment Question answer is too long for an online format, either you will receive an error message requiring you to shorten your answer before you can submit, or your answer will be truncated, removing any additional information beyond the required limit.
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