ERIC Number: ED053269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
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Three Validation Studies of Clerical Skills Tests.
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.
To verify assumptions concerning content validity and to qualify relationships between tests and criteria, three validation studies of the United States Employment Service Dictation, Spelling, and Typing Tests were carried out in cooperation with 18 State Employment Services. Study I, validation of the Spelling and Dictation Tests, revealed a moderately low positive relationship between workers' Dictation Test scores and supervisors' ratings and also some relationship between Spelling Test scores and supervisors' ratings of ability to take and transcribe dictation. Study II, a follow-up on the Typing and Spelling Proficiency Tests, revealed a moderate but highly significant correlation between typing scores and spelling test scores as well as correlations between typing scores and supervisory ratings. Study III, relationship of Typing Test performance with supervisors' evaluation of on-the-job performance, revealed little or no predictive validity between typing scores and supervisors' evaluations and that a satisfactory-unsatisfactory criterion was not suitable for this type of research. Summary, purpose, procedures, and recommendations are included for each study. Selected study forms are appended. (SB)
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Authoring Institution: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.