Speed tests are designed to assess how quickly a test taker is able to complete the items within a set time period. The primary objective of speed tests is to measure the person’s ability to process information quickly and accurately, while under duress. Speed tests contain more items than the vast majority of applicants will be able to answer in the time allotted, and the items are usually not high in difficulty. Scoring is based on how many questions are answered by the applicant within the time limit. Often these tests are used by human resource professionals and I/O Psychologists during the hiring process.