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The TOPS-3E: NU focuses on a student’s linguistic ability to think and reason. Language competence is the verbal indicator of how a student’s language skills affect his or her ability to think, reason, problem solve, infer, classify, associate, predict, determine causes, sequence, and understand directions. The test focuses on a broad range of language-based thinking skills, including clarifying, analyzing, generating solutions, evaluating, and showing affective thinking.

While other tests may assess students’ thinking skills by tapping mathematical, spatial, or nonverbal potential, the TOPS-3E: NU measures discreet skills that form the foundation of language-based thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving ability.

Although the skills tested by the TOPS-3E: NU are necessary for developing social competence, it is not primarily a test of pragmatic or social language skills. Rather, it should be part of a battery of tests and observations used to assess pragmatic competence.

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  • Characteristics of the normative sample were stratified by age relative to region, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic factors.
  • The Total Score was renamed the Problem Solving Index and calculated as a standard score with a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15.
  • Each item on the test was evaluated using both conventional item analysis to choose “good” items and differential item analysis to find and eliminate potentially biased items.
  • The index score was thoroughly examined for floor and ceiling effects.
  • The test was subjected to diagnostic accuracy analyses, particularly rigorous techniques involving the computation of the receiver operating characteristic/area under the curve (ROC/AUC) statistic.
  • The Manual was reorganized and rewritten to provide more detailed information on the administration, interpretation, and statistical characteristics of the test.
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Test of problem solving–3 elementary: normative update, linda bowers, ma, slp, rosemary huisingh, ma, slp, and carolyn logiudice, ma, ccc-slp, browse products a-z, measure discreet skills that form the foundation of language-based thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving.

The TOPS-3E: NU assesses a school-age child’s ability to integrate semantic and linguistic knowledge with reasoning ability by way of picture stimuli and verbal responses.

The TOPS-3E: NU focuses on students’ linguistic ability to think and reason. Language competence is the verbal indicator of how a student’s language skills affect his ability to think, reason, problem solve, infer, classify, associate, predict, determine causes, sequence, and understand directions. The test focuses on a broad range of language-based thinking skills, including clarifying, analyzing, generating solutions, evaluating, and showing affective thinking.

While other tests may asses students’ thinking skills by tapping mathematical, spatial, or nonverbal potential, the TOPS-3E: NU measures discreet skills that form the foundation of language-based thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving ability.

Although the skills tested on the TOPS-3E: NU are necessary for developing social competence, it is not primarily a test of pragmatic or social language skills. Rather, it should be part of a battery of tests and observations used to assess pragmatic competence.

Features and benefits

  • Characteristics of the normative sample were stratified by age relative to region, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic factors, and other critical variables are the same as those reported for the school-age population reported the ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2016 (ProQuest, 2016).
  • The Total Score was renamed the Problem Solving Index and calculated as a standard score with a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15.
  • Each item on the test was evaluated using both conventional item analysis to choose “good” items and differential item analyses to find and eliminate potentially biased items.
  • The index score was thoroughly examined for floor and ceiling effects.
  • The test was subjected to diagnostic accuracy analyses, particularly rigorous techniques involving the computation of the receiver operating characteristic/area under the curve (ROC/AUC) statistic.
  • The Examiner’s Manual was reorganized and rewritten to provide more detailed information on the administration, interpretation, and statistical characteristics of the test.
  • The TOPS-3E: NU has three components: an Examiner’s Manual, Examiner Record Booklets, and a Picture Book. The Examiner’s Manual includes a comprehensive discussion of the test’s theoretical and research-based foundation, item development, standardization, administration and scoring procedures, norm tables, and guidelines for using and interpreting the test’s results. The Examiner Record Booklet provides space to record responses and transform the raw score to an age equivalent, percentile rank, and the Problem Solving Index. The test kit also includes a Picture Book, which includes the picture stimuli for the test items.

includes TOPS-3E: NU Examiner's Manual, TOPS-3E: NU Picture Book, Picture Sequence Cards, and 25 Examiner Record Booklets

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Reliability and validity studies were conducted with individuals who have typical language ability and individuals who had been previously diagnosed with a language impairment or received other special education services. The average coefficient alpha is .82 for the Problem Solving Index. Studies were conducted to examine the ability of the test to differentiate students who receive special education services or have language impairments from those who do not. The results demonstrate that a Problem Solving Index cutoff score of 90 resulted in a sensitivity of .75, a specificity of .85, and a ROC/AUC of .74 for differentiating students who receive special education services; and a cutoff score of 92 resulted in a sensitivity of .69, a specificity of .89, and a ROC/AUC of .73 for differentiating students who have a language impairment. Validity of the test composites was demonstrated by correlations to the Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test–Group Abilities Test (UNIT-GAT; Bracken & McCallum, in development). The coefficient for the Analogic Reasoning subtest was .73, and the coefficient for the Quantitative subtest was .89, both very large.

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The student gives a logical explanation about a situation combining what he knows or can see with previous experiences and background information.  The ability to infer is critical for success in the classroom, academics, and social development.
The student determines and explains logical, everyday sequences of events.  This skill is critical to academic performance and requires an understanding of the situation, determining the logical sequence of events, and expressing it clearly.
The student is asked to explain why something would not occur or why one shouldn't take a given action in a situation.  Responses reveal how well your student notices, attends to, understands, and expresses an appropriate response on this subtest.
The student must recognize the problem, think of alternative solutions, evaluate the options, and state an appropriate solution that will work well.  It also includes how to avoid specific problems.
This subtest requires the student to anticipate what will happen in the future.  This requires him to draw from past experiences to reflect on the future.  This skill is an academic as well as a life skill.
The student must give a logical reason for a given aspect of the situation in the paragraph.  To be successful, the student must see the relationship between the action and the outcome.

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What is 8D? A template for efficient problem-solving

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How you respond when problems arise is one of the most defining qualities of a manager. Luckily, there are tools you can use to master problem-solving. The 8D method of problem-solving combines teamwork and basic statistics to help you reach a logical solution and prevent new issues from arising.

You’ve spent months overseeing the development of your company's newest project. From initiation, planning, and execution, you’re confident this may be your best work yet.

Until the feedback starts rolling in.

There’s no sugar-coating it—things don’t always go as planned. But production or process issues are hardly a signal to throw in the towel. Instead, focus on honing your problem-solving skills to find a solution that keeps it from happening again. 

The 8D method of problem solving emphasizes the importance of teamwork to not only solve your process woes but prevent new ones from occurring. In this guide, we’ll break down what 8D is, how to use this methodology, and the benefits it can give to you and your team. Plus, get an 8D template to make solving your issue easier. 

What is 8D?

The eight disciplines (8D) method is a problem-solving approach that identifies, corrects, and eliminates recurring problems. By determining the root causes of a problem, managers can use this method to establish a permanent corrective action and prevent recurring issues. 

How do you use the 8D method?

The 8D method is a proven strategy for avoiding long-term damage from recurring problems. If you’re noticing issues in your workflow or processes, then it’s a good time to give this problem-solving method a try. 

To complete an 8D analysis, follow “the eight disciplines” to construct a statistical analysis of the problem and determine the best solution.

The eight disciplines of problem-solving

8D stands for the eight disciplines you will use to establish an 8D report. As you may notice, this outline starts with zero, which makes nine total disciplines. The “zero stage” was developed later as an initial planning stage. 

To illustrate these steps, imagine your organization experienced a decline in team innovation and productivity this past year. Your stakeholders have noticed and want to see changes implemented within the next six months. Below, we’ll use the 8D process to uncover a morale-boosting solution.

[inline illustration] D8 problem solving approach (infographic)

D0: Prepare and plan

Before starting the problem-solving process, evaluate the problem you want to solve. Understanding the background of the problem will help you identify the root cause in later steps. 

Collect information about how the problem has affected a process or product and what the most severe consequences may be. Planning can include:

Gathering data

Determining the prerequisites for solving the problem

Collecting feedback from others involved

[inline illustration] D0 Planning (example)

If we look back at our example, you may want to figure out whether this decline in morale is organization-wide or only applies to a few departments. Consider interviewing a few employees from different departments and levels of management to gain some perspective. Next, determine what knowledge and skills you will need to solve this lapse in productivity. 

D1: Form your team

Create a cross-functional team made up of people who have knowledge of the various products and workflows involved. These team members should have the skills needed to solve the problem and put corrective actions in place. 

Steps in this discipline may include:

Appointing a team leader

Developing and implementing team guidelines

Determining team goals and priorities

Assigning individual roles

Arranging team-building activities

[inline illustration] D1 Team members (example)

From our example, a solid team would consist of people with first-hand experience with the issues—like representatives from all departments and key people close to workshop-level work. You may also want to pull someone in from your HR department to help design and implement a solution. Most importantly, make sure the people you choose want to be involved and contribute to the solution.

D2: Identify the problem

You may have a good understanding of your problem by now, but this phase aims to break it down into clear and quantifiable terms by identifying the five W’s a and two H’s (5W2H):

Who first reported the problem?

What is the problem about?

When did it occur and how often?

Where did it occur (relating to the sector, supplier, machine, or production line involved)?

Why is solving the problem important?

How was the problem first detected?

How many parts/units/customers are affected?

[inline illustration] D2 Problem statement & description (example)

Use your team’s insights to answer these questions. From our example, your team may conclude that: 

Employees feel overwhelmed with their current workload. 

There is no real structure or opportunity to share new ideas.

Managers have had no training for meetings or innovation settings.

Disgruntled employees know they can achieve more—and want to achieve more—even if they seem disengaged.

Once you answer these questions, record an official problem statement to describe the issue. If possible, include photos, videos, and diagrams to ensure all parties have a clear understanding of the problem. It may also help to create a flowchart of the process that includes various steps related to the problem description.

D3: Develop an interim containment plan

Much like we can expect speedy first aid after an accident, your team should take immediate actions to ensure you contain the problem—especially if the problem is related to customer safety. 

An interim containment plan will provide a temporary solution to isolate the problem from customers and clients while your team works to develop a permanent corrective action. This band-aid will help keep your customers informed and safe—and your reputation intact.

[inline illustration] D3 Interim containment action (example)

Because your findings revealed workers were overworked and managers lacked training, your team suggests scheduling a few mandatory training sessions for leaders of each department covering time and stress management and combating burnout . You may also want to have a presentation outlining the topics of this training to get key managers and stakeholders interested and primed for positive upcoming changes. 

D4: Verify root causes and escape points

Refer back to your findings and consult with your team about how the problem may have occurred. The root cause analysis involves mapping each potential root cause against the problem statement and its related test data. Make sure to test all potential causes—fuzzy brainstorming and sloppy analyses may cause you to overlook vital information. 

[inline illustration] D4 Root cause & escape points (example)

In our example, focus on the “why” portion of the 5W2H. You and your team identify six root causes:

Managers have never had any training

There is a lack of trust and psychological safety

Employees don’t understand the objectives and goals

Communication is poor

Time management is poor

Employees lack confidence

In addition to identifying the root causes, try to pinpoint where you first detected the problem in the process, and why it went unnoticed. This is called the escape point, and there may be more than one. 

D5: Choose permanent corrective actions

Work with your team to determine the most likely solution to remove the root cause of the problem and address the issues with the escape points. Quantitatively confirm that the selected permanent corrective action(s) (PCA) will resolve the problem for the customer. 

Steps to choosing a PCA may include:

Determining if you require further expertise

Ensuring the 5W2Hs are defined correctly

Carrying out a decision analysis and risk assessment

Considering alternative measures

Collecting evidence to prove the PCA will be effective

[inline illustration] D5 Permanent corrective action (example)

Your team decides to roll out the training used in the interim plan to all employees, with monthly company-wide workshops on improving well-being. You also plan to implement meetings, innovation sessions, and team-coaching training for managers. Lastly, you suggest adopting software to improve communication and collaboration. 

D6: Implement your corrective actions

Once all parties have agreed on a solution, the next step is to create an action plan to remove the root causes and escape points. Once the solution is in effect, you can remove your interim containment actions.

After seeing success with the training in the interim phase, your stakeholders approve all of your team’s proposed PCAs. Your representative from HR also plans to implement periodic employee wellness checks to track employee morale .

[inline illustration] D6 PCA implementation plan (example)

To ensure your corrective action was a success, monitor the results, customer, or employee feedback over a long period of time and take note of any negative effects. Setting up “controls” like employee wellness checks will help you validate whether your solution is working or more needs to be done. 

D7: Take preventive measures

One of the main benefits of using the 8D method is the improved ability to identify necessary systematic changes to prevent future issues from occurring. Look for ways to improve your management systems, operating methods, and procedures to not only eliminate your current problem, but stop similar problems from developing later on.

[inline illustration] D7 Preventive measure (example)

Based on our example, the training your team suggested is now adopted in the new manager onboarding curriculum. Every manager now has a “meeting system” that all meetings must be guided by, and workloads and projects are managed as a team within your new collaboration software . Innovation is improving, and morale is at an all-time high!

D8: Celebrate with your team

The 8D method of problem-solving is impossible to accomplish without dedicated team members and first-class collaboration. Once notes, lessons, research, and test data are documented and saved, congratulate your teammates on a job well done! Make an effort to recognize each individual for their contribution to uncovering a successful solution.

[inline illustration] 8D Team congratulations & reward (example)

8D report template and example

Check out our 8D report template below to help you record your findings as you navigate through the eight disciplines of problem solving. This is a formal report that can be used as a means of communication within companies, which makes for transparent problem-solving that you can apply to the entire production or process chain.

Benefits of using the 8D method

The 8D method is one of the most popular problem-solving strategies for good reason. Its strength lies in teamwork and fact-based analyses to create a culture of continuous improvement —making it one of the most effective tools for quality managers. The benefits of using the 8D method include: 

Improved team-oriented problem-solving skills rather than relying on an individual to provide a solution

Increased familiarity with a problem-solving structure

A better understanding of how to use basic statistical tools for problem-solving

Open and honest communication in problem-solving discussions

Prevent future problems from occurring by identifying system weaknesses and solutions

Improved effectiveness and efficiency at problem-solving

Better collaboration = better problem solving

No matter how good a manager you are, production and process issues are inevitable. It’s how you solve them that separates the good from the great. The 8D method of problem solving allows you to not only solve the problem at hand but improve team collaboration, improve processes, and prevent future issues from arising. 

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TOPS-3E: NU: Test Of Problem Solving-Third Edition Elementary: Normative Update

TOPS-3E: NU: Test Of Problem Solving-Third Edition Elementary: Normative Update

Linda bowers • rosemary huisingh • carolyn loguidice.

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Ages: 6-0 through 12-11 Testing time: 35 minutes Administration: Individual

The TOPS-3E: NU assesses a school-age child's ability to integrate semantic and linguistic knowledge with reasoning ability by way of picture stimuli and verbal responses.

The TOPS-3E: NU focuses on students' linguistic ability to think and reason. Language competence is the verbal indicator of how a student's language skills affect his ability to think, reason, problem solve, infer, classify, associate, predict, determine causes, sequence, and understand directions. The test focuses on a broad range of language-based thinking skills, including clarifying, analyzing, generating solutions, evaluating, and showing affective thinking.

While other tests may asses students' thinking skills by tapping mathematical, spatial, or nonverbal potential, the TOPS-3E: NU measures discreet skills that form the foundation of language-based thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving ability.

Although the skills tested on the TOPS-3E: NU are necessary for developing social competence, it is not primarily a test of pragmatic or social language skills. Rather, it should be part of a battery of tests and observations used to assess pragmatic competence.

New Features

  • Characteristics of the normative sample were stratified by age relative to region, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic factors, and other critical variables are the same as those reported for the school-age population reported the ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2016 (ProQuest, 2016).
  • The Total Score was renamed the Problem Solving Index and calculated as a standard score with a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15.
  • Each item on the test was evaluated using both conventional item analysis to choose good items and differential item analyses to find and eliminate potentially biased items.
  • The index score was thoroughly examined for floor and ceiling effects.
  • The test was subjected to diagnostic accuracy analyses, particularly rigorous techniques involving the computation of the receiver operating characteristic/area under the curve (ROC/AUC) statistic.
  • The Examiner's Manual was reorganized and rewritten to provide more detailed information on the administration, interpretation, and statistical characteristics of the test.

Description of the Test

The TOPS-3E: NU has three components: an Examiner's Manual, Examiner Record Booklets, and a Picture Book. The Examiner's Manual includes a comprehensive discussion of the test's theoretical and research-based foundation, item development, standardization, administration and scoring procedures, norm tables, and guidelines for using and interpreting the test's results. The Examiner Record Booklet provides space to record responses and transform the raw score to an age equivalent, percentile rank, and the Problem Solving Index. The test kit also includes a Picture Book, which includes the picture stimuli for the test items.

Reliability and validity studies were conducted with individuals who have typical language ability and individuals who had been previously diagnosed with a language impairment or received other special education services. The average coefficient alpha is .82 for the Problem Solving Index. Studies were conducted to examine the ability of the test to differentiate students who receive special education services or have language impairments from those who do not. The results demonstrate that a Problem Solving Index cutoff score of 90 resulted in a sensitivity of .75, a specificity of .85, and a ROC/AUC of .74 for differentiating students who receive special education services; and a cutoff score of 92 resulted in a sensitivity of .69, a specificity of .89, and a ROC/AUC of .73 for differentiating students who have a language impairment. Validity of the test composites was demonstrated by correlations to the Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test- Group Abilities Test (UNIT-GAT; Bracken & McCallum, in development). The coefficient for the Analogic Reasoning subtest was .73, and the coefficient for the Quantitative subtest was .89, both very large.

COMPLETE TEST INCLUDES : Examiner's Manual, Picture Book , and 25 Examiner Record Booklets, all in a sturdy storage box (©2018). 

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Every problem is a gift - without problems, we would not grow." - Tony Robbins. This quote highlights the importance of embracing challenges as opportunities for growth and development. When businesses approach problem-solving with a positive mindset and a willingness to learn, they can turn even the most challenging situations into valuable learning experiences.

Now that you know how using problem-solving templates can assist you in streamlining the entire process, it’s time to download these templates and get started.

FAQs on Problem-Solving

What are the 7 steps to problem-solving.

A business, during its operations, may face several problems that need to be solved so that the problem does not impact the organization in an adverse manner. However, to solve a problem in the most efficient manner, a business must adopt a seven-step approach to problem-solving. These steps include:

  • Identifying the problem.
  • Analyzing the problem.
  • Describing the problem and all its parameters.
  • Identifying the root cause of the problem.
  • Developing solutions to solve the problem.
  • Implementing the solution that seems to be the most effective.
  • Measuring the results.

Why is problem-solving important?

Problem-solving enables an organization to handle unexpected situations or face challenges that it may face during its operations. For every organization, problem-solving is important as it enables the organization to:

  • Identify activities, processes, and people that are not working in an efficient manner.
  • Identify risks and address these risks.
  • Implement changes when required.
  • Enhance performance and productivity.
  • Innovate and execute new ideas.
  • Make effective decisions.

What are the five problem-solving skills?

Problem-solving is not an easy task, and any consultant in the organization who works to solve problems needs to exhibit some specific skills. These skills include but are not limited to:

  • Creativity that enables the consultant to assess and analyze the problem from various perspectives to come up with the best idea.
  • Communication to ensure that the problem and its solutions are easily communicated with others in the organization.
  • Teamwork so that everyone in the team can work to solve the problem.
  • Critical analysis to think analytically about a problem and solve it in the best manner possible.
  • Information processing to process and analyze all information that is associated with the problem.

What are the 4 steps of problem-solving?

Problem-solving needs to be carried out using a series of steps that include:

  • Identifying and analyzing the problem so that its cause is known.
  • Planning and determining how to solve the problem by finding various solutions.
  • Implementing the chosen solution to solve the problem.
  • Evaluating solutions to know whether the problem has been resolved or not. 

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Introduction to A3 Problem Solving

In order for any business to be successful, they must strive to improve quality and efficiency as well as build a problem solving continuous improvement culture. The A3 Report is a very useful problem solving and continuous improvement tool.  It was first used by Toyota and is quickly gaining popularity in industry today. Companies must start to view problems as opportunities for improvement. The A3 Report format allows the entire problem identification, clarification, analysis and resolution steps to be documented on one single sheet of paper.

What is A3 Problem Solving

The name “A3” is actually derived from a standard European paper size similar to 11” by 17”. The A3 Report is based upon the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) Method. The PDCA process is sometimes referred to as the Deming Wheel or Deming Circle. The A3 Report incorporates this basic premise to problem solving and continuous improvement.

Why Implement A3 Problem Solving

Some problem solving tools involve numerous pages of information, multiple charts and graphs and lengthy reports. The A3 Report format can be used to more effectively communicate all of the pertinent information with greater visual impact. While the A3 Report is an effective communication tool, it is actually much more valuable as a problem solving and critical thinking tool that can be used to drive continuous improvement. The A3 Report fosters a problem solving / continuous improvement mindset within the participating team members. It is an excellent tool for managers and supervisors to share problem solving techniques with their teams. With resources being limited, completion of a formal A3 Report may not be applicable to every problem. Its use should be determined based upon the size of the problem and its impact on the business or organization. The A3 Report and the A3 way of thinking are valuable tools for Lean initiatives and for integrating a problem solving culture throughout the organization.

How to Implement A3 Problem Solving

The A3 Report usually consists of multiple steps following a PDCA structure of Plan, Do, Check, Act. The number of steps can vary due to the different formats being used for the A3 Report. The exact number of steps used is not as important as the end result. The A3 Report can utilize various forms depending upon the organizations needs and preferences. The following paragraphs provide information regarding the basic steps and some tools used to complete the A3.  One thing that all of the forms seem to have in common is that they follow the PDCA problem solving process.  The basic steps and where they fall into the PDCA structure are listed below:

  • Define the Problem:

The first step is to define the problem or identify the need for improvement:

  • Define the ideal state, the operational standard or the desired condition
  • Describe the current situation or status
  • How is the current status different from the desired state or operational standard?
  • What value will be realized by completion of the A3 exercise?
  • Containment:

In some A3 formats, a section is included for immediate countermeasures or containment actions. The purpose of containment is to prevent further problems from occurring or prevent the current problem from causing negative effects to other processes, products or departments.

  • Breakdown the Problem:

Next, the team should breakdown or further define the problem. Ask any relevant 5W (What, When, Where, Who, Why) and 2H (How, How many / How often) questions. There also may be more than one issue contributing to the problem or more detail required to properly address the problem. Prioritize the issues and identify the point of occurrence or escape point.

  • Define goals:

The A3 team should set goals regarding the improvement desired as a result of the exercise. This could include a percentage of improvement in process throughput, reduction in number of defects per unit or processing time. The goals should be specific, measureable, realistic, achievable and timely. Many companies are adopting the SMART goal approach.

  • Root Cause Analysis:

The team should perform a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) of the problem by using various quality tools. The tools could include, but are not limited to data analysis or completing a Cause and Effect or Ishikawa diagram followed by a 5 Why exercise. Whatever method selected, it is important to get past the symptoms of the problem and down to the root cause.

  • Countermeasures:

Permanent countermeasures or corrective actions must then be determined to address the root cause. The countermeasures must be clearly defined, achievable by the person responsible and have a due date. Corrective actions that do not have an owner or due date are seldom achieved.

  • Implementation:

A plan for implementation of the corrective actions should be developed. The plan should include the team members, resources and time required to complete each task. In some cases, support from outside resources or test facilities are required. Some countermeasures may require repair or replacement of tooling or other capital expenditures. Therefore, proper levels of management should be kept informed throughout the process to assure adequate resources are available for implementing any corrective actions.

  • Monitoring and Validation:

The A3 team should next confirm the effectiveness of the countermeasures. This can be accomplished in many ways, including but not limited to additional quality checks, Statistical Process Control (SPC) data, process or product audits and customer feedback.

  • Standardize and Improve:

During this phase of the A3, the team should take action to standardize the process changes or improvements. The team must update all standard work, work instructions and process control plans, etc. In addition, it is a good practice to perform a short Things Gone Right / Things Gone Wrong (TGR/TGW) exercise and document in the A3 report what went well during the process and what could use improvement. The management team should also promote continuous improvement of the A3 tool within the organization.

Common problems to avoid with the A3 Report:

  • The background is not well developed
  • The problem statement is not well defined or unclear
  • The ideal state or target condition is actually an action item, not the desired result
  • Analysis does not drill down to the root cause(s)
  • Ineffective countermeasures that will not prevent the problem from re-occurring
  • Validation and monitoring methods are not well documented or there is a lack of evidence of improvement

Always remember that the A3 process and report are about fostering critical thinking. Encourage A3 thinking within your organization. The A3 process should be focused on improvement through developing the skills of the people. A3 thinking promotes problem solving, communication and mentoring of the teams.

The A3 Report is an effective visual tool for driving improvement and promoting a problem solving way of thinking. The format can and does vary depending upon the company or organization. The format you select is not as important as the results of the exercise. As long as the form contains the basic steps for problem identification, root cause analysis, corrective action and monitoring improvement or performance, it will be a very effective tool. The A3 Report has its roots in the automotive industry but is branching out into many different applications and industries from manufacturing to healthcare.

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A3 reports are large, rectangular documents filled with a series of boxes that give further context to a complex problem. Think of an A3 diagram as the narrative of a problem; it has an introduction to the issue, a summary of its current state, and corrective actions for a desirable outcome.

While most of the A3 report examples you’ll see revolve around problem-solving, you can also leverage this tool for storyboarding, employee development plans, project proposals, and more.

Why is it called an A3 report?

“A3” refers to the size of paper used for the first A3 report templates developed by Toyota. Sheets of A3 paper are roughly 11 x 17 inches and are called tabloid or ledger size in the U.S.

In a pre-digital world, these huge sheets of paper were perfect for cramming in as much information as possible. Today, with infinitely-large virtual whiteboards like FigJam, the name refers more to the process than the medium on which it’s written.

What is the A3 methodology?

The A3 process hinges on a methodology called PDCA—plan, do, check, act. PDCA encourages all team members to take a step back and fully identify the specific problem before taking action.

When you finally do take action, you’re not implementing the be-all-end-all solution; you’re testing a potential solution. Only after checking the results of your tests will you continue to implement your strategy.

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A3 problem-solving reports — what they are and how to use them

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The A3 problem-solving methodology is part of Lean practices. If you’re familiar with Lean principles for project management, you may have used A3 problem solving before. However, if you haven’t heard of A3, keep reading to learn what it is, where it comes from, and how it’s used to resolve problems and track success.

In this post, you’ll learn:

What is A3 problem solving?

  • A3 problem solving reports explained

Why use the A3 process?

The a3 problem-solving process.

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Start solving your problems with the A3 process

A3 problem solving is a structured, collaborative problem-solving approach that distills a problem onto a single piece of paper — that is commonly used in Lean management and Six Sigma methodologies. The name “A3” is derived from the standard size of the paper (11" x 17") that is traditionally used to document the process.

The A3 problem-solving approach originated at Toyota as part of the Toyota Production System, which pioneered the Lean manufacturing philosophy. The A3 approach helped standardize problem-solving processes while encouraging collaboration and communication within the organization. It also uses a plan-do-check-act (PDCA) cycle to help leaders within organizations achieve constant improvement and growth.

A3 problem-solving reports explained

An A3 template example.

An A3 report is a structured document that concisely summarizes the problem-solving process. This document will typically include a problem statement, analysis of the current situation, proposed countermeasures, and the results of the implemented solution. The A3 report is designed to communicate the problem and solution in a clear way so it can be easily shared and reviewed by others in the organization.

There are several benefits to using the A3 problem-solving process, including:

  • Structured approach. The A3 process provides a framework for identifying and working through problems in a systematic way.
  • Collaboration. Input from all team members is an important part of the A3 process.
  • Visual representation. The A3 report is a clear and concise document that is easily scannable by all team members involved.
  • Continuous improvement. This problem-solving process encourages continuous improvement by providing a better system for working through problems in your organization’s processes.
  • Standardization. The A3 process is standardized and repeatable, so you can use it to work through problems from organizations of all sizes in any industry.

Let’s look at the A3 process so you can use it to address any problems you and your organization are facing.

The A3 problem-solving process typically involves the following steps:

  • Background of the problem. The first step is to clearly identify the problem that needs to be solved and any past issues that may have led to the problem.
  • Current situation. This step involves collecting data and analyzing the current situation to better understand the problem.
  • Set targets and goals. In this step, set specific and measurable targets so you’re able to monitor the progress toward achieving your goals.
  • Root cause analysis. A root cause analysis identifies what is actually causing the problem so that solutions will go beyond temporary, surface-level fixes.
  • Countermeasures. Once the root cause has been identified, potential solutions are developed. This step involves evaluating different options and selecting the most effective countermeasure.
  • Implementation. The selected countermeasure is then put in place, and its effectiveness is monitored to ensure it is solving the problem.
  • Effect confirmation and follow-up. This step involves measuring the impact of the solution and identifying if any additional improvements can be made.
  • Standardize the solution. If the solution is effective, it should be standardized and incorporated into the organization’s standard work process to avoid the problem in the future.

A3 report example

Now that we’ve covered the A3 problem-solving process, let’s look at an example of what a completed A3 report might look like:

Problem statement. The customer complaint rate for our company’s new product has been steadily increasing over the past three months. We need to identify the root causes of the problem and develop a plan to reduce the complaint rate to below 1%.

Background. Our company recently launched a new product, and initial customer feedback was positive. However, over the past three months, we have seen a steady increase in customer complaints. Our customer service team has been working to address each complaint as it comes in, but the overall complaint rate continues to rise. We need to identify the cause of the problem so that we can implement a solution that will address the issue at its source.

Current condition. As of the last reporting period, the customer complaint rate for our new product was 2.5%. Our goal is to reduce this rate to below 1%. Most of the complaints we receive are related to product defects or shipping issues.

Root cause analysis. To identify the root cause or causes of the problem, we conducted a thorough analysis of customer feedback and internal data. We found that the most common complaints were related to product defects and shipping issues. We also identified several contributing factors, including inadequate quality control processes and insufficient training for our shipping team.

Countermeasures: To address the root causes of the problem, we have developed the following countermeasures:

  • Improve quality control processes. We will implement a more rigorous quality control process for our new product. This will involve additional inspections at each stage of the manufacturing process to ensure that defects are caught before the product is shipped to customers.
  • Provide additional training. We will provide additional training for our shipping team to ensure that they are properly trained to handle the new product. This will include training on how to identify and handle fragile items and how to properly package products to prevent damage during shipping.
  • Improve communication. We will improve communication between our customer service team and our manufacturing team to ensure that any product defects or shipping issues are identified and addressed in a timely manner.

Implementation plan : To implement these countermeasures, we have developed the following plan:

  • Improve quality control processes. We will implement the new quality control process within the next 30 days. This will involve additional inspections at each stage of the manufacturing process.
  • Provide additional training. We will provide additional training for our shipping team within the next 60 days. This will include both classroom and hands-on training.
  • Improve communication. We will implement a new communication process between our customer service team and our manufacturing team within the next 30 days. This will include regular meetings to discuss any product defects or shipping issues.

Follow-up: To ensure that our countermeasures are effective, we will monitor the customer complaint rate for our new product monthly. We will also conduct periodic audits of our quality control process and shipping team training to ensure that they are being implemented correctly.

A3 problem solving works to help businesses in any industry better understand and solve problems they may be experiencing in their business processes. By providing a standardized framework for identifying solutions, A3 helps teams continuously improve and become more efficient.

If you want to start using A3 problem solving and Lean business management principles in your organization, read our guide to Lean management to learn more .

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A3 report is one page report about project progress, its background, and challenges. It is easily explanation tool for broader audience, and stakeholders interested in the project.

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On a literal level, A3 refers to a paper size 29.7 x 42.0 in cm 11×17 in inches. In the lean six sigma world, we use this report out tool to show teams thinking, when addressing project goal. Use A3 during whole project life cycle. Create A3 right after project charter creation.

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Well, I suggest to agree with stakeholders, the way they want to see project report out. There are different ways possible. And A3 is one of possibilities.

So, no need to use A3 in every project. But be consistent, once using it.

A3 creation, preparation and updating is much faster, than creating presentation for example. It is simple to use and read. It is great tool, when presenting more projects updates in one meeting. A3 helps team focusing on the project goal and its deliverables, and makes it much simpler to review progress for those interested in the project.

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A3 form template, is available for download in the end of this article. For free. Use it, share it.

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These are areas should be filled at project beginning, as already mentioned.

  • Project name,
  • Current state pains
  • Project goal, and the
  • Section with team information

It takes some time with working on projects following DMAIC. But it worth it. So, do not jump into the solutions however attractive and tempting it would be. Try to understand current problem, identify your ideal state, and create a plan to reach it.

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Here is a link to download project charter template for your usage, with the brief description of each section. You are free to share and distribute this list.

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A3 sections to be updated this way..

  • Create 4 sections prior project start, as mentioned.
  • Develop high level activities and their schedule in project beginning together with team. It can be DMAIC phases at beginning. You can add more details as progressing with project.
  • Update the rest of A3 areas with project progress. Do the update together with your team.
  • Review A3 during one on one project progress review with sponsor, prior showing to stakeholders.
  • Update stakeholders regularly. Minimally after finishing each project phase.

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Let me share an A3 report example with you. A3 refers to my earlier video – improving fast food restaurant, called “Eating mania”.

OK, you can argue, that there is no real stakeholder in this project, to whom to report out. It is true statement. I will show correlations between project, and reporting out progress by A3.

Restaurant owner has a problem with very slow business growth. And he would like to develop process, that would bring 15% more customers in 3 months. This is perfect project goal.

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And this is how A3 would look like when project starts:

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Team have developed high level project plan right after project kick off. There are leaders of each step, time frame where each step should be addressed. It needs teams discussions to define those steps, when there is no experienced leader.

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As team is progressing, accomplished tasks are updated with current status. Additional information, as Analysis, and project challenges is provided to the report. Use pictures, graphs or other visualization to show used tools in the analyze section.

Follow ups and challenges are here to share with stakeholders and sponsor, what difficulties team is facing. You might ask for helping hand in the case team is stuck up.

You can update any A3 section accordingly, as project goes on. It must reflect reality.

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And this is A3 after finishing whole project. Note, there are project results showed in follow up, and analyze section. It is important to share positive things, as well as those, which did not run very well, and need some more attention, or different approach.

And there you are. Filled A3 report after project finalization.

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  1. (TOPS-3:E) Test of Problem Solving-3:Elementary

    While other tests may assess students' thinking skills by tapping mathematical, spatial, or nonverbal potential, the TOPS 3 Elementary measures discrete skills that form the foundation of language-based thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving abilities. The test is composed of 18 situations that examine six thinking tasks.

  2. Editable Report Template for the Test of Problem Solving-3 Elementary

    This 7-page fully editable report template discusses the results of the Test of Problem Solving-3 Elementary (TOPS-3E and TOPS-3E:NU) It includes the following components: Table of testing results Recommendations for using severity ratings of standard scores Information regarding assessment strengths and limitations Recommendations of which information to include in the background history ...

  3. (TOPS-3E:NU) Test of Problem Solving

    The TOPS-3E: NU focuses on a student's linguistic ability to think and reason. Language competence is the verbal indicator of how a student's language skills affect his or her ability to think, reason, problem solve, infer, classify, associate, predict, determine causes, sequence, and understand directions. The test focuses on a broad range ...

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    Top 3 Reasons to Use A3 Reports. Despite the abundance of problem-solving models (8D, 5 Whys, CAPA, etc), there are still compelling reasons for businesses to make A3 lean reports an integral part of their organization.Failing to do an A3 report where it is warranted could result in project blowouts, productivity loss, and process inefficiency.

  5. Speech Therapy Report Template

    The TOPS - 3 serves as a diagnostic evaluation of a student's problem-solving and critical thinking abilities for children ages 6 through 12.0 years.It assesses a student's critical thinking abilities based on language strategies using logic and experience. It measures these skills through language strategies involving logic It includes a table and descriptions for each of the 6 subtests.

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    Editable Report Template for the Test of Problem Solving-2: Adolescent Earn 22 Reward Points $ 10.99 Add to cart; Editable Report Template for the Test of Problem Solving-3 Elementary: Normative Update Earn 22 Reward Points $ 10.99 Add to cart; Editable Report Template for the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals-5: Metalinguistics Earn ...

  7. Test of Problem Solving

    The TOPS-3E: NU assesses a school-age child's ability to integrate semantic and linguistic knowledge with reasoning ability by way of picture stimuli and verbal responses. The TOPS-3E: NU focuses on students' linguistic ability to think and reason. Language competence is the verbal indicator of how a student's language skills affect his ...

  8. Test of Problem Solving, Elementary

    The Test of Problem Solving- Elementary, Third Edition Normative Update (TOPS-3E:NU; Bowers, Huisingh, & LoGiudice, 2018) is an individually-administered, norm-referenced instrument that assesses the ability to integrate semantic and linguistic knowledge with reasoning ability by way of picture stimuli and verbal responses. It is for use with ...

  9. Test of Problem Solving 3 (TOPS-3)

    While other tests may assess students' thinking skills by tapping mathematical, spatial, or nonverbal potential, the TOPS 3 Elementary measures discrete skills that form the foundation of language-based thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving abilities. The test is composed of 18 situations that examine six thinking tasks.

  10. PDF A3 Problem Solving Report

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  11. Test of Problem Solving:3 Elementary Template

    Save time by using this template to write up the TOPS3E. Search for Name and replace with the child's name. S/he, her/him, hers/his, and her/his and replace with the appropriate pronoun. Then do the analysis of the child's responses. Test of Problem Solving:3 Elementary Template. Rated 5 out of 5, based on 1 reviews ... Report this resource to ...

  12. What is 8D? A template for efficient problem-solving

    The eight disciplines (8D) method is a problem-solving approach that identifies, corrects, and eliminates recurring problems. By determining the root causes of a problem, managers can use this method to establish a permanent corrective action and prevent recurring issues. First introduced by Ford, the 8D method offers a consistent way of ...

  13. TOPS-3E: NU: Test Of Problem Solving-Third Edition Elementary

    The Total Score was renamed the Problem Solving Index and calculated as a standard score with a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15. Each item on the test was evaluated using both conventional item analysis to choose good items and differential item analyses to find and eliminate potentially biased items.

  14. Top 10 Problem Solving Templates with Samples and Examples

    Template 3: Sample A3 Problem Solving Report Collection of Quality Control Templates PPT Diagrams. This easy-to-use PPT template helps organizations solve problems related to quality control. Using this template, an organization can identify the root cause of the problem and the background of the problem and formulate a plan of action to solve ...

  15. Speech Therapy- Test of Problem Solving-3rd Edition Report Template

    Be the first to ask Fun with Speech Therapy a question about this product. An evaluation report template of the TOPS-3 which includes a detailed test description as well as characteristics of difficulties with problem solving skills. It includes description of all of the subtests and score interpretations.

  16. A3 Report

    The A3 Report is a very useful problem solving and continuous improvement tool. It was first used by Toyota and is quickly gaining popularity in industry today. Companies must start to view problems as opportunities for improvement. The A3 Report format allows the entire problem identification, clarification, analysis and resolution steps to be ...

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    A3 reports are massive undertakings—literally and figuratively. But when you start with an A3 report example from FigJam, you don't have to problem-solve alone. Bring an unlimited number of partners on board, then develop the ultimate problem-solving plan. Communicate with Lil' Notes and Emoji, and use ready-made icons and graphs for ...

  18. The A3 Report

    The A3 Report. the A3 Report goes hand-in-hand with steps 0-6 of the A3 Process. The purpose of the A3 Report is to: Document the learning, decisions, and planning involved with solving a problem. Facilitate communication with people in other departments. Provide structure to problem-solving so as to maximize learning.

  19. Test Problem Report Template

    Test Problem Report template. Use this report during testing at the integration level and higher to track the disposition of known problems. If necessary, create multiple copies of this report related to deficiencies found in the test results; track problem (s) until resolved. File Format: Word. This template is part of the Software Testing ...

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    Stuttering Assessment Report Template (SSI-4) By 1kOOkySLP. An editable, easy-to-use report template to assess one's stuttering severity, which can be used in conjunction with the standardized SSI-4. Use this report template when assessing pre-school, school-age, and up through adult-aged clients presenting. Subjects:

  21. What is an A3 problem-solving report?

    An A3 report is a structured document that concisely summarizes the problem-solving process. This document will typically include a problem statement, analysis of the current situation, proposed countermeasures, and the results of the implemented solution. The A3 report is designed to communicate the problem and solution in a clear way so it ...

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    Speech Therapy- Test of Problem Solving-3rd Edition Report Template (TOPS-3) by . Fun with Speech Therapy. 3.9 (2) $24.99. Word Document File. ... This problem-solving template can serve as a guide as your students work through solving real-world problems across a variety of contexts. Problem-based learning builds on procedural knowledge by ...