ERIC Number: ED073121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-22
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of Sources of Bias in the Prediction of Job Performance. A Six-Year Study.
Crooks, Lois A., Ed.
This invitational conference was convened to report the principal findings of a six-year study of possible sources of bias in the prediction of job performance. The research was conducted jointly by Educational Testing Service and the U.S. Civil Service Commission, supported by the Ford Foundation. Data were gathered on test and job performance of ethnic subgroups in three occupations in the Federal Government. The design of the study permitted a detailed analysis of the differential validity of selected aptitude tests for several kinds of performance criteria. Speakers at the conference were asked to respond to a draft of the technical report, to be published in 1973. Following an introduction to the project and a presentation of the major findings, the papers are provided. The titles and authors of the papers are as follows: "Technical Critique" by Anne Anastasi, "Implications for Employers in Government" by Raymond Jacobson, "Implications for Employers in Industry" by Lewis E. Albright, "Implications for Blacks" by Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., "Implications for Spanish Americans" by Edward J. Casavantes, "Implications for Governmental Regulatory Agencies" by Robert M. Guion, and "Implications for Future Research" by S. Rains Wallace. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Conference Reports, Correlation, Criterion Referenced Tests, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Ethnic Groups, Government Employees, Minority Groups, Multiple Regression Analysis, Performance Criteria, Personnel Selection, Predictive Validity, Questionnaires, Rating Scales, Research Methodology, Speeches, Tables (Data), Task Performance, Test Bias, Test Results, Test Validity
Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 ($3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Note: Proceedings of an Invitational Conference held June 22, 1972, New York, New York