ERIC Number: ED118592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Replacing Jobs with Task Clusters as the Work Unit for Test Validation. Final Report.
As an alternative to the job as the unit of test validation, the project developed a system of tasks to describe work performed in clerical, administrative, and technical positions. Measures of performance in 13 of these task clusters were used as criteria to evaluate the validity of the United States Employment Service (U.S.E.S.) Basic Occupational Literacy Test (BOLT). Detailed analysis of summary statistics and scatterplots revealed a high degree of validity and fairness across sexes, whites, blacks, American Indians, and Spanish heritage persons. (Author/BJG)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Cluster Analysis, Cultural Differences, Ethnic Groups, Intelligence Tests, Job Analysis, Performance Criteria, Personnel Selection, Predictive Measurement, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Statistical Analysis, Task Analysis, Test Validity
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (Order No. PB-247-558, $6.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA.