ERIC Number: ED348375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the 1989 IPMAAC Conference on Personnel Assessment (13th, Orlando, Florida, June 18-22, 1989).
International Personnel Management Association, Washington, DC.
The International Personnel Management Association Assessment Council (IPMAAC) is a non-profit organization of personnel assessment professionals involved in public personnel assessment. Author-generated summaries/outlines of papers are presented. The keynote address is "Ability Testing in the 1980's and Beyond: Some Major Trends" by A. Anastasi. The categories of the summaries of 52 papers include: management issues and innovations; professional and legal issues; assessment center issues; job analysis techniques and research; test construction and validation; uniformed forces testing; bio-data uses; screening and retaining applicants; and developing physical ability standards. Selected topics within the categories include: use of a job element questionnaire and interview to select public safety communications specialists; assessing creativity in a content-valid test; observations of an expert witness; agency-rated scores as an alternative to traditional education and experience ratings for highly specialized job classes; development of valid computer-based tests for assessing divided attention in nuclear power plant operators; strategies for making cut-score determinations on a performance-based observational test; the Missouri School Superintendent Assessment Center Certification Program; empirical validation of firefighter vision standards; the development of tailored response testing; criterion validation of a preemployment psychological test for correctional officers; decision making in assessment centers; assessment centers and bio-data--approaches to managerial selection; video-based structured interviews and testing; managerial incompetence; the development of physical ability standards; the impact of physical standards projects on internal race and sex relations; recent developments in job analysis research; oral board examinations; assessing teacher candidates' writing; the Bush Administration and the 101st Congress; a computerized tracking system; and organizational perspectives on the setting of cutting scores. An author index is included. (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Personnel Management Association, Washington, DC.