Key features of the Hogrefe Testsystem

Developed according to psychodiagnostic test design requirements, the Hogrefe Testsystem (HTS) boasts a contemporary look and feel and intuitive navigation. The HTS user can be assured of an economical, science-based testing environment that meets the most rigorous standards.

The HTS platform supports a wide range of assessments for clinical and occupational users. It complies with current scientific standards and offers a flexible and reliable alternative to conventional paper and pencil methods. Explore some of its key features below, as well as internet and intranet testing options.


HTS supports a large number of assessments, questionnaires, and ability tests. The reporting options depend on the test. In addition to profile sheets and standard technical reports, many tests provide narrative reports to assist in interpreting the results. Some reports are for trained test users, others are intended to support feedback for individuals without psychodiagnostic skills – particularly for the participants themselves.

Some narrative reports are included as standard, other ‘premium’ reports can be purchased additionally when required. Such reports will often be tailored to particular norm groups or applications (for example leadership).

Read more on generating a single report and generating a single-person comparison report in the HTS User Guide.

Group analysis

The group analysis feature compares several subjects' results across a single test. The analysis provides a group profile, showing at a glance the group mean, standard deviation and the minimum and maximum scores. For most assessments on HTS, detailed group results down to item level are available.

Profile comparison

Profile diagrams generated for several people can be compared in the form of a multi-profile. In this case, all the selected results are superimposed and identified using different colours.

Read how to generate a multi comparison report in the HTS User Guide.

Target profile

This feature allows one or more test results to be compared with a target profile that you define. For example, a job analysis may lead you to define desirable scores, or ranges of scores, for a range of personality traits. Target profiles are easily built by clicking on a blank profile sheet.

Read more on creating and using a target profile in the HTS User Guide.


With the help of a ranking function, candidates can be ranked according to how closely their profiles fit the target profile, or in order of ability, facilitating the assessment of their individual results.

Individuals can be retested, grouped separately, or compared one to another based on their rankings.

Read more on using the ranking function on this page of the HTS User Guide.

Follow-up analysis

A follow-up analysis allows the test user to compare repeated test results for a single test taker over an extended period, in order to gain a deeper understanding.

This option allows the test user to fully see how values in selected dimensions have evolved over time. For example, in a clinical setting, the user could compare scores on admission, part way through treatment, and on completion of treatment.

Read more in the HTS User Guide.

Internet and intranet testing

Internet testing

Internet Testing is applicable in many diverse professional settings. It can be used for clinical and educational assessment, as well as for personnel selection and development.

With HTS, the test user creates an access code, which can then be transmitted to the test taker (usually by email). Using this code, the candidate can complete the test online. After the test has been completed, the test results are available immediately.

Additionally, it is possible to generate a test battery with the same access code for several people. With this so-called ‘serial testing’ mode, the test user selects what information participants will be asked for when they log in (for example, name, date of birth, or participant code) or whether the test sequence is to be completed entirely anonymously.

Intranet testing

HTS Intranet is a software solution specially developed for use in secure and closed network environments. The requirement for using HTS Intranet is simply the existence of a Windows server. An Internet connection is not required.

Tests are set up and monitored from the HTS Intranet server, and test takers can participate from multiple computers on the local network via their web browsers.

HTS 5 Intranet is intended for organisations looking to perform testing over their local network rather than over the public Internet. It is not suitable for low-volume or single-workstation applications.


Contact us today to discuss how HTS can support the testing needs of your organisation or of your clients.

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