History of the MAPP Assessment

Henry Neils started Assessment.com in 1994 after a distant relative showed him the 400-question written career test he had developed for the forestry business after WWII.

The lumber, logging and milling work was fraught with peril, and many good people lost their limbs and their lives operating the heavy equipment that was used to harvest trees.

The goal was to stop “Putting the wrong person in the wrong job in the lumber business, and they could come home in a pine box,"

Originally the MAPP test took hours to take, and it then took days to deliver an evaluation.

However the MAPP was so credible and accurate that in 1995 the algorithm of the MAPP Assessment was rewritten to reduce the MAPP to 71 forced-choice questions, which takes less than a half hour to complete.

The MAPP test has undergone extensive reliability and validity testing by a number of psychologists, including correlating the results to the Strong Interest Inventory.® However, the MAPP can be taken and read by consumers without having to engage the services of a professional

The MAPP test has been praised by career professionals and people all over the world, who have freely offered their testimonials.

In over 53 countries, and in 15 different languages, the MAPP test has helped people find a vocation where they can fully use their unique aptitudes and talents. It has provided a roadmap for students who are figuring out what they want to be, adults who are unhappy in their jobs and want to make a career change, and people who are unemployed and want to establish their next career step.

The MAPP test helps HR professionals make good hiring decisions, helps school counselors give good advice to students, and helps outplacement professionals advise their clients. Put the right person in the right job, and you reduce turnover and risk, just as it was originally designed to do years ago.

If your job lines up with what you love to do, you’re a most fortunate person.

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