Accession Number : ADP001347

Title :   T & E (Training and Experience) Rating with Objectively Scored Applicant Appraisal Questionnaires,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lyons,Thomas J.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A procedure based on a content validity strategy has been developed for constructing Objectively Scored Applicant Appraisal Questionnaires (OSAAQ) to replace traditional ratings of training and experience (T/E Ratings). There are both technical and administrative problems with traditional T/E Ratings that depend on examiner judgement to evaluate narrative responses to open ended questions against general rating guides or benchmarks. An OSAAQ exam consists of constructed response questions (e.g., multiple choices, check list) with an objective scoring key for evaluating applicant responses. This makes OSAAQ items as appropriate for automated processing and scoring as objective written test items and minimizes administrative costs with large numbers of applicants. Objective item formats and scoring procedure of OSAAQ exams also ensure consistent evaluation of applicant qualifications. General procedures for constructing OSAAQ exams are described with a discussion of technical and administrative issues related to OSAAQ exam development projects for several occupations.

Descriptors :   *Training, *Questionnaires, *Ratings, Validation, Scoring, Qualifications, Test and evaluation, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE