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ERIC Number: ED014468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
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THE RELEVANCE TO TEACHER SELECTION OF CIVIL SERVICE PERSONNEL SELECTION PRACTICES IN NEW YORK STATE.
BRANSFORD, THOMAS L.
FOLLOWING DISCUSSION OF THE NATURE AND VALIDITY OF NEW YORK STATE CIVIL SERVICE EXAMS, IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT VALIDITY OF SELECTION PRACTICES CONCERNS CONSIDERATIONS BEYOND A COEFFICIENT OF CORRELATION BETWEEN A SET OF PREDICTOR SCORES AND A SET OF JOB PERFORMANCE CRITERIA. THE REAL VALUE OF A SELECTION PROGRAM LIES IN ITS EFFECTIVENESS IN ATTRACTING AND SECURING THE APPOINTMENT OF SUFFICIENT NUMBERS OF CANDIDATES WHO CAN AND WILL PERFORM REQUIRED SERVICES AT QUALITY STANDARDS. THIS KIND OF EFFECTIVENESS MAY BE ACHIEVED WITH TESTS OF MODERATE VALIDITY AND MAY FAIL OF ACHIEVEMENT WITH EVALUATIVE INSTRUMENTS WHOSE STATISTICAL VALIDITY WOULD SEEM TO BE HIGHER. IN THE PRESENT STATE OF THE LABOR MARKET FOR TEACHERS, BASIC EFFORTS ARE REQUIRED TO IMPROVE THE INDUCEMENTS AND REDUCE THE DETERRENTS FOR ENTERING THE PROFESSION, TO IDENTIFY TEACHER POTENTIAL AND TO ENLARGE AND IMPROVE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES. UNTIL THESE LONG-TERM GOALS CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED, IMPROVEMENTS IN PUBLICITY AND EVALUATIVE TECHNIQUES CANNOT BE EXPECTED TO PROVIDE THE QUALITY AND NUMBERS OF TEACHERS NEEDED TO MAINTAIN, LET ALONE EXPAND AND IMPROVE, OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM. THIS DOCUMENT APPEARED IN GILBERT, H.B., AND LANG, G., "TEACHER SELECTION METHODS," 1967. (RP)
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK