The idea for this primer series germinated from a simple question – “Could you do an article looking at the validity of tests used in public safety assessment?” In response, I decided to do a series of articles aimed to inform, but also intended to keep things simple. The blogs in this series are intended to cover:
- What are the characteristics of a good test?
- What are some authoritative references human resource and assessment professionals can rely upon in evaluating the worthiness of tests?
- What is validity?
- Are public safety assessments good tests and are they valid?
This is the second in the series and is intended to answer the question as to where can the reader turn for guidance in addition to that offered in this series of blogs. My suggested list is fairly short and includes:
- The Guardians Association of the New York City Police Dept. v. Civil Service Commission of the City of New York (1980) court case
- The Uniform Guidelines
- The American Psychological Association Standards
- The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Principles
- US Department of Labor and Training Administration, Testing and Assessment: An Employer’s Guide to Good Practices.
- IPMA-HR Assessment Services Publications