Archive for the ‘Validation News’ Category

Large Food Production Facility

July 20, 2015

Our relationship with a large food production facility strengthened after we developed a test for them last year for their maintenance personnel. This year we have created and validated 14 tests, as well as hands-on performance assignments, for eight different jobs. Paul R. Kramer, M.A., Consulting Associate, worked with several teams of job experts at their production plant to facilitate the development of tests for a variety of maintenance and production positions. The tests will all be administered online and will be scrambled so that each test-taker will be answering the same questions, but in a different order.


Large Pharmaceutical Company

July 10, 2015

The vision care division of a large pharmaceutical company in Florida also requested an update of a previously developed custom test. We were asked to review the existing assessment originally developed in 2001. The up-to-date job requirements for Manufacturing Engineering Technician are reflected in the tests as delivered this year. We also reviewed alternate and scrambled versions of the revised measure to assist in re-testing requirements.


Healthcare Company

July 9, 2014

A healthcare company contracted us to conduct a validation study for Logistics personnel selection. A test battery with assessments matching the requirements of the job was implemented.


Domestic Steel Producer

June 20, 2014

A domestic steel producer engaged us to evaluate knowledge and skills required for Utility Technician “B” and “C.” Dr. Robert E. Lofgren, Human Resources Consultant, collected validity evidence for a 100-item multiple-choice test.


Mining Company

June 9, 2014

A mining company requested our help to conduct a validation study for the positions in the General Utility Job Family. Job experts from across the USA contributed to the meeting and provided input enabling use of the assessment at all of the company’s domestic locations.


Motorcycle Manufacturer

May 27, 2014

We worked with a motorcycle manufacturer to evaluate and update corporate-wide tests for Maintenance Mechanical, Maintenance Electrical, and Maintenance Toolmaker. Job experts from various locations assisted in the validation process for the three tests which are given in a proctored online setting. We also included hands-on measures as part of the study.


Crop Protection Company

May 9, 2014

A crop protection company asked for our assistance to collect validity evidence for a test for Mechanical Maintenance personnel. Job expert input and participation resulted in a 107-item test of knowledge and skills required by the job.


Food Processor

April 20, 2014

For a food processor we validated a selection procedure and two performance assignments for Mechanic B. The performance assignments (one electrical and one mechanical) were suggested by the job experts and documented by Ramsay Corporation. The multiple-choice test covers both electrical and mechanical areas.


Chemical Company

April 16, 2014

A chemical company asked us to develop and validate tests for 1st Class Electrician and 1st Class Mechanic. We validated the 100-item online tests and recommended cutting scores. We also documented hands-on performance assignments for these journey-level positions.


Appliance Manufacturer

April 13, 2014

We worked with an appliance manufacturer to custom develop and validate tests for Lead Maintenance Technician and Lead Tool and Die Maker personnel. These tests are administered online at their appliance manufacturing facility.