Plan-a-Day Test

Please note that this product can only be administrated if you have an online VTS Subscription or a local VTS version from 8.2.00 or higher.

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Test to measure verbal and temporal planning ability in healthy individuals and in psychiatric and neurological patients. The test measures the respondent’s ability to select information, to structure it to create an action plan, to mentally check the plan and then to implement it in a controlled manner. PAD is based on a day-planning paradigm. Tasks of this type require respondents to devise a plan for carrying out a given list of errands (e.g. shopping, going to the doctor, meeting friends) in an efficient order, taking account of various constraints (e.g. time limits on when particular tasks can be carried out, distances between locations).
This test has been developed mainly for use in neuropsychological assessment. It is particularly appropriate for patients with neurological or psychiatric disorders in which the executive functions may be impaired, such as schizophrenia or depression. The test is used by experts who prepare neuropsychological reports and in determining ability prior to training or rehabilitation measures.

Test forms+

One test form.


The testee carries out plans for the day using a virtual map.
He/She must devise an appropriate strategy and decide in which order to carry out the tasks and visit the different buildings.


Executive functions



English (USA)

Chinese (Taiwan)



approx. 20 minutes


Norms for ages 17+.

Test administration+

Controlled Mode


The following main variable is scored:

Planning ability: Mean working time – Measure of the ability to select information and structure it to create an action plan.

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Products specifications
LanguagesChinese (Taiwan), Dutch, English (USA), German
Test informationlinks to CogniPlus <i class="fas fa-info-circle tooltips test-info" data-container="body" data-placement="top" data-toggle="tooltip" title="For tests that are linked to CogniPlus there is a CogniPlus training program specifically designed to train the ability measured by the test."></i>
DimensionsExecutive functions
Test typeSpecial Ability Tests