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    Default Oklahoma Merit Test

    Has anyone taken one of these exams for state employment recently? I was notified by email that I meet the requirements for a couple of different state jobs, and that the next step is merit testing. Is there anything cosmic that I need to worry about? Seeing as there are 120 different tests that are all designed for specific career fields, I'm also forced to wonder just how in depth they test for job specific knowledge vs. skill sets necessary to do the job.

    Any feedback is appreciated.

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    yeah I took one for about a year ago, it was for a child support specialist position. It is all on the computer and they are timed, however you have like 3-4 hours, basically a long time. Mine sucked because it involved way more math than I factored and I SUCK AT MATH BEYOND ADDING AND SUBTRACTING! LOL....

    Seriously though it just depends on the job you applied for, the people who give the test act like they have a stick up thier butts. Only good thing is you will know your score and if you pass just as soon as you finish the last question and submit it.

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    Thanks for the info! I'm pretty decent at math but it's been a LONG time since I've dealt with any advanced stuff. What type of math questions were there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soonerwings View Post
    Thanks for the info! I'm pretty decent at math but it's been a LONG time since I've dealt with any advanced stuff. What type of math questions were there?
    It was mainly trying to calculate the amount of money someone may owe for thier support obligations. It starts out fairly easy, but as the questions go on they get more in-depth, like determining adjusted amount based on person income. This postion requires that the "specialist" be able to re-figure the support obligation on a check to check bases, because they can only take X percentage of the check for child support, you have to be able to determine the amount if the check is more or less each time. ALso you are required to know what other types of income can be included, how to set-up support methods of payment, look for errors in pay and reporting, ect.

    ALL in ALL I am so glad I didn't get the job because I wouldn't be teaching special ed now, and I LOVE WHAT I DO!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I took a merit test several years ago. IIRC there wasn't a LOT of specialized info ... mostly an overview of the class of positions I was applying for. Do recall there was quite a bit of math also. It wasn't that big of a deal. If you have a good solid understanding of basic math you'll do okay.

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    Thanks guys,

    Basic math holds no terror for me, but specialized knowledge does. Being a zoomie for the better part of a decade has me feeling institutionalized. If they ask any questions about airpower theory I'll have it made!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadgeBunny View Post
    If you have a good solid understanding of basic math you'll do okay.
    I have a pretty good natural sense of weights and measures....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooljeff View Post
    yeah I took one for about a year ago, it was for a child support specialist position. It is all on the computer and they are timed, however you have like 3-4 hours, basically a long time. Mine sucked because it involved way more math than I factored and I SUCK AT MATH BEYOND ADDING AND SUBTRACTING! LOL....

    Seriously though it just depends on the job you applied for, the people who give the test act like they have a stick up thier butts. Only good thing is you will know your score and if you pass just as soon as you finish the last question and submit it.

    GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Tanner View Post
    Did you get the job? Do you still work there? Do you work with a girl named Melissa?
    Maybe it's just me but I don't think he works there ...

    Quote Originally Posted by cooljeff View Post
    ALL in ALL I am so glad I didn't get the job because I wouldn't be teaching special ed now, and I LOVE WHAT I DO!!!!!!!!!!!
    In case you are wondering why I am here:

    One of the owners/mods is a top member of the Oklahoma Infraguard (sic) which is a bunch of jack booted thugs getting off acting like Nazi's (sic) associated with Homeland Security. You have been warned.

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    I still don't understand people getting offended on the Internet.
    (Oh ... and Post 12 was MINE ... ALL MINE!! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadgeBunny View Post
    Maybe it's just me but I don't think he works there ...
    Oops, I just woke up when I read that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadgeBunny View Post
    Maybe it's just me but I don't think he works there ...
    hokeed on fonicks werked fer me!!!

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    LOL ... I feel REEEEE-LLLLLLY smart now!
    In case you are wondering why I am here:

    One of the owners/mods is a top member of the Oklahoma Infraguard (sic) which is a bunch of jack booted thugs getting off acting like Nazi's (sic) associated with Homeland Security. You have been warned.

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    I still don't understand people getting offended on the Internet.
    (Oh ... and Post 12 was MINE ... ALL MINE!! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadgeBunny View Post
    LOL ... I feel REEEEE-LLLLLLY smart now!
    I was just trying to bust Danny's chops

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    Quote Originally Posted by 870WingBlaster View Post
    I was just trying to bust Danny's chops
    Me too ... He hasn't taken one to the hip in quite a while ... lol
    In case you are wondering why I am here:

    One of the owners/mods is a top member of the Oklahoma Infraguard (sic) which is a bunch of jack booted thugs getting off acting like Nazi's (sic) associated with Homeland Security. You have been warned.

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    I still don't understand people getting offended on the Internet.
    (Oh ... and Post 12 was MINE ... ALL MINE!! )

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    Update...I scored an 89% on both exams. The way I understand it, my veterans' preference should bump me up to a 94%. Normally, I'd feel that my chances were pretty good at getting an interview with a 94% but with the sheer number of people lining up for every open job, I have NO idea how I'll stack up. Here's hoping for the best.

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