Applying the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing in Employment Settings
Although the chapter on Workplace Testing has not changed much from the 1999 edition, many other chapters in the new Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (2014) includes changes that are relevant to employment testing, including issues related to validity, reliability, fairness, and test security. This session will discuss the implications of these changes for testing that occurs in employment settings.
Paul R. Sackett is the Beverly and Richard Fink Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. His research interests revolve around various aspects of testing and assessment in workplace, educational, and military settings. He has edited two journals, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice and Personnel Psychology, and served as president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, co-chair of the committee producing the 1999 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, a member of the National Research Council's Board on Testing and Assessment, chair of APA's Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessments, and chair of APA’s Board of Scientific Affairs.
- Identify key differences between the 1999 and 2014 Standards editions that are particularly relevant to testing that occurs in employment settings.
- Know the relationship between Standards and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s Principles for the Validation and Use of Employee Selection Procedures.
- Describe the specific implications of the Standard’s treatment of validity for employment testing.