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Title: Manual for Developing Job Performance Measures
Author(s): R K Branson
Corporate Author: Florida State University
Ctr for Educational Technology
United States of America
Project Director: G T Rayner
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 71
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Dept of Law Enforcement
Tallahassee, FL 32302
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20530
Grant Number: 78-DF-AX-0211
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides a methodology for using task data to develop job-related tests, describes a format for developing the measures, discusses the tests' reliability and validity, and describes the legal guidelines on tests and testing.
Abstract: Job performance measures (JPM's) can be used to assess the quality of a police agency's formal and on-the-job training programs, as well as an individual officer's ability to perform the tasks of a particular law enforcement job. JPM's can also be used as part of a selection of screening processes for personnel management considerations such as promotion to a higher grade. What constitutes a job, a duty, a task, and an element are explained, and the report emphasizes that a JPM for a particular law enforcement task will have good predictive validity if someone who scores high on or passes the JPM can also perform the task on the street. The predictive validity and physical fidelity of various JPM tests are explained, and the types of simulation tests that can be performed are noted. To develop and validate JPM's, agencies should determine testing constraints, JPM conditions and cues, and the type of task JPM will measure, as well as JPM standards and other factors. Item specification sheets should be prepared to ensure that JPM's are consistent with the tasks and consistent with each other. Steps required to establish adequate test reliability and validity are outlined. Eight references, a suggested reading list, and a few tables are provided. Appendixes present four sample Florida police-related test items.
Index Term(s): Florida; Job analysis; Performance requirements; Personality assessment; Police responsibilities; Prediction; Simulation
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