We would like to announce the release of a new version of our video-based test, the PO-EL 302 VID Entry-Level Police Officer Video Test. The test assesses a candidate’s ability to observe, listen and retain information, use situational judgment and common sense, as well as test their reading comprehension and problem solving abilities using a video format.
It is important to note that tests that use videotaped scenarios have been shown to assist in reducing the possibility of adverse impact.
The updated test is broken into four parts. The first portion has the candidate viewing a roll call meeting, providing information on incidents in the community and includes photographs of wanted persons. The candidate is then asked to answer 20 questions on the information presented during the meeting.
The second section consists of a roll call training session. The candidates are shown a short training session involving several police topics, after which they are asked a series of multiple-choice questions on the information presented.
The candidate views a series of video vignettes in the third portion. These depict situations a police officer is likely find themselves in. After each scene, the candidate is asked to choose the best course of action to handle the situation from a series of multiple-choice alternatives.
The final portion of the exam contains traditional multiple-choice questions that assess the candidate’s reading comprehension, learning, and problem solving capabilities.
This new test is comprised of 100 questions and still includes an on video countdown timer and complete instructions for the candidates which eases test administration.
For more information on the PO-EL 302 VID Test please visit the test page to request an inspection copy.