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Designing an Assessment Strategy

  • 17 Jul 2011
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Washington, D.C.
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Workshop Presented by:
Margaret Barton and Julie Weintraub, US Office of Personnel Management

Devoting resources and attention to assessment is a key element needed to make improvements to public sector hiring. Organizations must take a proactive stance on assessment to ensure high-quality hires. This day-long workshop is designed as a beginning primer to provide participants with a broad overview of current and emerging assessment options, as well as variables to consider when developing an assessment strategy.

Specific topics include:
  • Overview of assessment goals and principles, including an understanding of reliability and validity
  • Discussion of a wide range of assessment options and models (e.g., multiple hurdles), including case studies highlighting assessment strategies successfully used within the government
  • Discussion of assessment implementation considerations, including common methodologies for establishing cut points for use with assessments
  • An interactive exercise focused on designing an assessment strategy

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Communicate the importance of quality assessment practices for public-sector hiring
  • Analyze the key characteristics to consider when selecting and evaluating assessment tools
  • Design an assessment strategy based on current and emerging assessment options and models
  • Identify the steps and variables to consider when developing and implementing an assessment strategy

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