Adverse Impact and Test Validation: A Practitioner's Guide to Valid and Defensible Employment Testing

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Gower Publishing, Ltd., 2005 - Business & Economics - 122 pages
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Adverse impact analyses and test validation promote social justice and equity. Employers who unknowingly use invalid tests or recruitment procedures that have an adverse impact are reducing minority and/or female representation in their workforce, unfairly screening out qualified workers and (worst of all) just plain discriminating. This book provides you with analyses that allow you to identify which of your selection procedures have adverse impact. The validation steps will help you decide whether to keep the selection procedure (because it's valid), change it, or stop using it altogether. The CD included in the back cover of the book includes tools (which may be used on a trial evaluation basis) describing several of the functions described in the book, including Adverse Impact Toolkit®, Test Validation and Analysis Program® (TVAP®), and Guidelines Oriented Job Analysis® (GOJA®) Manual. This guide goes beyond the concepts, theories and ideas behind adverse impact and test validation. It not only explains what to do but crucially, also shows you how to do it.
 

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Contents

Adverse Impact
1
Selection Procedure Development and Validation
25
Developing Validating and Analyzing Written Tests
53
Developing Validating and Analyzing Structured Interviews
75
Developing Validating and Analyzing Training Education
85
Using Selection Procedures Cutoff Scores Banding
97
References
111
Index
117
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Dan A. Biddle is president and CEO of Biddle Consulting Group, Inc.

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