2018 Innovations in Assessment Award

Innovation - 1 : the introduction of something new

    2 : a new idea, method, or device.

Accepting nominations for the 2018 Innovations in Assessment Award now.

The International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC) is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2018 Innovations in Assessment Award will be accepted starting May 1, 2018 through June 1, 2018.  This award recognizes an individual or a work group for the development of an innovative personnel assessment tool, the use of an existing assessment tool in an innovative manner, or general innovations in assessment policies or procedures which resulted in improved effectiveness, efficiencies, or cost savings.  You may nominate yourself or someone in our field who has developed an innovative tool or technique.

The Innovations in Assessment Award will be presented at the upcoming IPAC Conference that will be held July 29 to August 1, 2018 in Alexandria, VA.  The winner will receive an engraved plaque to commemorate the accomplishment, the opportunity to present a paper about the innovation at the IPAC conference, and a waiver of the conference registration fee for one person.  In addition, award recipient(s) will be invited to share their innovation with the IPAC membership in a future issue of the Assessment Council News publication.  Detailed information and a nomination form for the 2018 IPAC Innovations in Assessment Award is available for download at the link provided above. Nominations should be submitted and must be received by 5:00 pm EST June 1, 2018 and no earlier than May 1, 2018. 
For more information about the award, please e-mail Nathan Carter at

Past Winners:

2017 - Charles Scherbaum, Harold Goldstein, Tonya Dawson, Paul Agnello, Elliott Larson (Baruch College & Siena Consulting); Brian Bellenger, Lorren Oliver (Jefferson County Human Resources); Kenneth Yusko, Juliet Aiken (University of Maryland & Siena Consulting); Jeff Crenshaw (Personnel Board of Jefferson County); Marcus Dickson, Wyatt Stahl (Wayne State University & Siena Consulting). Jefferson County Job Components Validity Study.

2016 - Julia Bayless (Capital One), Adam Vassar (Quintela Group). Capital One and Quintela Group eInterview System.

2015 - Anthony S. Boyce, Jeffrey S. Conway, Pat M. Caputo and Christopher R. Huber (Aon Hewitt). Development of the Adaptive Employee Personality Test.

2014 - Maria Bain and Jonathan Liepe.  (Honorable Mention). Validation and Redesign of Assessment and Selection Process for In-Bound Customer Service Center.

2013 - Lena Westerveld and Filip Lievens.  A Building Block Approach to Personnel Selection:  Implementation and Evidence in a Police Selection Context.

2012 Sandra Hartog and Associates/Fenestra.  New Frontiers in Scalable Assessment.

2011 Paul J. Hanges  Kenneth P. Yusko, Harold W. Goldstein, Charles A. Scherbaum.  Sienna Reasoning Test.

2010 - Cal Hoffman, C. Chy Tashima, and Gypsi Luck

2006 - Charles K. Brooks, Jeff Maile and Steve Sutton, Georgia Merit System.

2005 - Ken Bott, Christopher Daclan, Craig Haines, Robert Pfingsthorn, Leah Salgado Christina Pizzaro-Winting, Brad Wilson. City of Long Beach, CA.

2004 - Elizabeth A. Reed and the Safety Forces Testing Team. Columbus, Ohio Civil Service Commission

2003 - Elizabeth B. Kolmstetter and the Standards, Assessment, and Selection Team  Transportation Security Administration

2002 - John C. Kraus, Director, Division of Selection Services, Jersey Department of Personnel

2001 - The Research and Development Branch. Immigration and Naturalization Service

2000 -  Elizabeth Kaido, Paul Kaiser, and Raymond Mullin. Testing Services Division, New York State Department of Civil Service

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