ERIC Number: ED115844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment Laboratory Model-Fire Captain Promotional Examination Developed for City of Palo Alto, California.
Harris, J. David; Macrae, Donald S.
The assessment laboratory is a full-day program devoted to evaluations of the candidates during various exercises. The test involves participation by the candidates in an in-basket exercise; a leaderless group exercise; a 5-minute oral presentation; an unstructured group discussion requiring solutions and consensus; and one requiring recommendations and consensus. The exercises were designed to elicit certain behavioral characteristics which were predetermined to be essential for success as a fire captain. The candidates' demonstrations of these characteristics were rated by specially trained raters. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Fire Fighters, Group Testing, Individual Testing, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Occupational Tests, Performance Tests, Personnel Evaluation, Personnel Selection, Promotion (Occupational)
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB-239-714; MF $2.25; HC $3.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC. Bureau of Intergovernmental Personnel Programs.
Authoring Institution: West Valley Coll., Saratoga, CA. Center for Supervision and Management Development.
Identifiers - Location: California