Conference Contribution Details
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Darina Scully, Anastasios Karakolidis, Michael O'Leary
European Association of Test Publishers
Refining Situational Judgement Tests
Noordwijk, Netherlands
Oral Presentation
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The use of Situational Judgement Tests (SJTs) is becoming increasingly prevalent in the assessment industry. Originating in and most commonly associated with personnel selection assessment, SJTs have been found to have moderate to good predictive validity across a variety of job roles (McDaniel, Hartman, Whetzel & Grubb, 2007). Furthermore, they have demonstrated added value over known predictors of job performance (Chan & Schmitt, 2002), and may have less adverse impact on certain subgroups (Weekley & Jones, 1999). Despite their rising popularity, there remains little consensus on the most effective methods for developing and scoring SJTs, and whether or not their use is appropriate in the field of certification and licensure. This session provided an overview of best practices regarding SJTs according to up-to-date academic literature, and described a research project undertaken to investigate the effects of various scoring methods, applied to a sample of situational judgement items in a certification and licensure context.