Pre-Conference Workshop - Situational Judgement Tests: Do they work and how do we develop them?

  • 19 Jul 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • San Diego, CA
  • 20


Situational Judgement Tests: Do they work and how do we develop them?

Deborah Whetzel, HumRRO

Shane Pittman, HumRRO

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Situational judgment tests (SJTs) assess individual judgment by presenting examinees with problem scenarios and a list of plausible response options. Examinees then evaluate each response option for addressing the problem described in the scenario. Reasons for their continued popularity  are that they (a) address job-related competencies that cannot be easily measured with traditional multiple-choice tests, (b) have useful levels of criterion-related validity, (c) have construct validity as many SJTs assess leadership and interpersonal skills, (d) have incremental validity over cognitive ability measures, (e) have small to moderate group differences, and (f) can be presented in a variety of media formats, including text-based, avatar-based, and video-based.  This workshop will provide (a) a review of the psychometric characteristics of SJTs, and (b) best-practice guidance, based on both empirical evidence and our experience, for developing SJTs. The workshop will include hands-on practice on how to write SJT items based on commonly used competencies.

Refunds of conference registration fees will be made for cancellations prior to June 22, less a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after June 22.

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