Data LiteracyData Literacy

This page is about the skill Data Literacy, which is one of more than 40 technical skills you can assess on Alooba. The Data Literacy skill is mainly about the core basic skills of data. These include things like interpreting visualistions and reports correctly, understanding cause and effect, performing basic manipulations on data such as aggregation and filtering, understanding the very basic concepts of statistics like outliers and averages, performing simple calculations etc.

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What types of things are included in the Data Literacy skill?

The Data Literacy skill assesses knowledge of topics like Analytics Tools, Cause & Effect, Correlation, Data Exploration, Data Formats, Data Types, Distributions, Interpreting Graphs, Outliers, Percentages, Ratios & Weighted Averages.

Which types of roles require good Data Literacy skills?

Data Literacy is a commonly assessed skill for many roles. Basic data literacy is becoming a basic requirement of every role in a business now.

Why should we test someone’s Data Literacy skills?

A critical part of running an ethical hiring process that’s fair and meritocratic is having objective measures of someone’s skills. Why does ethical hiring matter? Simple - it helps you hire the best person for the job.

Robert Half reported that the cost of a bad hire is on average 15-21% of the employee’s salary.

What was the most common reason for mis-hires? A lack of the right technical skills. This a true hiring own-goal, as it’s so easily preventable through a valid, thorough skills assessment.

So, if your role requires a candidate to know Data Literacy well, you can validate that with Alooba Assess.

Can I test my current team’s Data Literacy skills too?

Yes you sure can. You can assess their skills using Alooba Growth.

Which tests can I find the Data Literacy skill in?

Data Literacy can be assessed through the Concepts & Knowledge test & Free Response test. The Free Response Test includes different answer options like written responses, video answers and diagram answers.

Can I add my own Data Literacy questions?

Yes, you can add your own Data Literacy questions via the question bank.

How do I get access to Alooba to test Data Literacy skills?

Feel free to reach out and book a quick discovery call here.

How difficult is the Data Literacy skill?

Each question on Alooba is categorized by difficulty - Easy, Medium & Hard. You can set the difficulty level to whatever you like by picking and choosing the questions that you want to include.

What else can I assess with Alooba?

You can also assess someone’s intelligence, their personality type and critical soft skills, like communication.

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