ERIC Number: ED393926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jun-28
Reference Count: N/A
"Tests Great, Less Filing": Reducing Adverse Impact through Job Analysis.
Nathan, Barry R.
While most organizations rely on cutting scores to screen job applicants, little research and few accepted methods exist to help practitioners identify cutting scores that will be job-related. This paper describes how the Work Keys system job analysis process was used to provide job-related, content-valid cutting scores. Using job analysis results from two office jobs and two production jobs, and assessment data from 53,378 high school students predominantly enrolled in vocational and technical programs as an estimate of the applicant workforce, the Work Keys system identified pools of qualified applicants for subsequent selection. Depending on the jobs, Work Keys eliminates or reduces the adverse impact against protected minority groups. (Contains six tables and seven references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Testing Effects; Work Keys (ACT)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Personnel Management Association Assessment Council Conference (New Orleans, LA, June 25-29, 1995).