ERIC Number: ED236777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Validity of Assessment Center Ratings for the Prediction of Performance Ratings and School Climate of School Administrators.
Schmitt, Neal; And Others
This study evaluates the assessment center approach applied in an educational setting to the selection of secondary and elementary school administrators. The performance criteria used included performance ratings by three different groups (supervisors, teachers, and support staff) and school climate ratings from three different groups (teachers, students, and support staff). The results show a significant relationship between the assessment center placement recommendations and the supervisor, teacher, and support staff ratings. The school climate ratings (by group) did not significantly correlate with the assessment center ratings. The author notes that the data in this study represent the first validation of the use of assessment center technology in the selection of school administrators and suggests that assessment centers should be useful selection devices in most educational settings. The report includes a list of references and six tables. (MD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Assessment Centers
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (91st, Anaheim, CA, August 26-30, 1983).