IPMA-HR Consortium Testing …Save Time and Money

Do you want to save money and time administering IPMA-HR’s entry-level and promotional tests?

As the demand for online testing increases, we want to stay ahead of the curve and offer you the most cost and time efficient options available.  IPMA-HR is considering the development of consortium testing and would like your feedback on the process.

Consortium testing is, in essence, a centralized test center located within a region that can administer IPMA-HR tests to large groups. The results are then offered to several departments for review. The advantage of a consortium is twofold: candidates only need to take one test, and departments find cost savings while still maintaining high standards in finding the right people for open positions.

Consortium testing . . .

Is an alternative for administrative and budget-conscious departments, gathering together a large group of candidates across multiple departments for testing purposes.

  • Is done at a local community college or other IPMA-HR approved test site.
  • Is administered by an approved IPMA-HR representative.
  • Handles test administration for multiple departments at the same time, saving money and time for candidates and administrators.

Check out the FAQs for additional information.

Please take the quick Consortium Testing Interest Survey so we can gauge interest in this new administration service.

Thank you!

Readibility followup Poll

Dennis Doverspike has recently written two great articles [1 2] regarding readability of assessments. If you missed them, make sure to check them out. If you missed the Poll on how your agency handles the topic, please fill it out below:

If your agency does have specific documented policies, please answer the following questions: Continue reading

Survey: How Do You Provide Test Scores to Candidates?

Over the years we have received several requests for information pertaining to standards for giving test scores to candidates after testing.

We would like to hear from you on this subject. If you can spare a few minutes of your time to complete the survey linked to below, we’ll be compiling the results and reporting to them back here in future post on the Assessment Services Review.


Thank you!