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ERIC Number: ED308216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 13
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Court-defined Job Analysis Standards in Content Validation.
Kuehn, Phyllis A.; And Others
Legal employment test precedent cited by courts and employment-related law cited by plaintiffs during teacher certification test (TCT) decisions are discussed to determine their pertinence to test content validity issues. The two main documents involved in such litigation are the "Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures" (1978) and the "Questions and Answers to Clarify and Provide a Common Interpretation of the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures" (1979). Case law pertinent to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which is explicated by the "Guidelines" and "Questions", and to the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is cited and discussed. Two case reviews indicated that there was an increased emphasis on the conformity of job analyses to professional standards. Guidelines are outlined. As TCT precedent is set, it appears likely that the adequacy of the job analyses that are used to define the content domain to be tested will be scrutinized using criteria defined in the broader employment test setting. Validation issues in high-stakes testing are likely to remain a public spectacle, but codification within the courts will proceed in any event. (TJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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