Request for Proposals for the Creation of an Entry-level Police Officer Selection Test

The International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) invites fixed-price proposals from qualified consulting firms to develop a multiple-choice entry-level police officer selection test for its stock testing service.

This includes the creation of an exam plan from the job analysis data collected by IPMA-HR, and the utilization of questions from IPMA-HR’s test item bank. The consulting firm chosen is expected to conduct a criterion-based validation study that includes having participating police departments administer the test to incumbents and gathering performance evaluation ratings to statistically show that the test predicts performance on the job. This also includes a test item analysis to select the final test questions, criterion validation statistics, and a fairness analysis.

The firm is expected to prepare validation study materials and assist in getting police departments to participate by making calls and sending correspondence. Further, the firm will prepare a technical report summarizing the steps taken during the test development and validation study project.

Proposals are due by July 31, 2017, 5:00 PM, ET.

Learn more about the full scope of the project and obtain contact information on our website.


IPMA HR is the leading public sector human resource organization in the world. We represent the interests of human resource professionals at all levels and strive to promote excellence in HR management. Serving HR professionals since 1906, IPMA-HR is your resource for comprehensive and timely HR industry news, job listings, policies, resources, education and professional development opportunities. The organization is governed by an Executive Council and divided into more than 40 chapters residing in four U.S. regions and abroad.

IPMA-HR’s Assessment Services Department is the premier provider of public safety and administrative support tests. We supply over 200,000 tests annually to police and fire departments, correctional facilities and emergency communications centers (ECCs) located throughout the U.S., Canada, and the European Union.


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