What is KSA? - Definition & Examples


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KSA is an acronym for _____.

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1. The KSA is created by the employer, and it helps them to _____.

2. A KSA is most often presented in the form of a supplemental job application with three or more job-specific _____ questions.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

By using this interactive quiz and printable worksheet, you can gauge your understanding of the application of the principle of KSA, its use and how valuable it can be in the workplace.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to measure your knowledge of the following:

  • What KSA stands for
  • Who creates KSA and for what reason
  • Type of questions used on a supplemental work application to obtain KSA information
  • Definitions and examples of specific KSA components

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related KSA lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of KSA
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the value and purpose of KSA and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the nature of the characteristics of KSA

Additional Learning

In order to learn more about KSA, review the accompanying lesson entitled, What is KSA? - Definition & Examples. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Discuss the reason behind the government's move to phase out the use of KSAs
  • Name alternative terms for KSAs used by organizations other than the government
  • Explain how KSA responses are evaluated
  • Discuss how KSAs can work to your advantage as a potential employee