Techniques to Infer Job Competency Levels from Hands-on Job Performance Scores
Final technical paper Mar 1990-May 1991,
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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The background of the Job Performance Measurement JPM project and the performance measures collected by that project are described. Job performance test scores from the Job Performance Measurement System need to be interpreted in terms of job competence. The literatures on item-based and examinee-based standard setting methods are reviewed and compared. Subject matter experts use a modified Jaeger technique to set standards for 16 hands-on tasks for the Aerospace Ground Equipment AFS. A technique using archival JPM scores and test administrator ratings of task performance also is used to set standards. Both methods result in considerable savings of time and money compared to traditional standard setting methods. The standards resulting from using those two techniques are similar. Implications for future standard setting research and practice are discussed.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations