Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Validation requirements for civil service test

Validation requirements for civil service test
Guardians v. Civil Service Commission, 23 FEP Cases 909

The Circuit Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit (New York) has rejected a rigid and literal application of the EEOC Guidelines on test validation.

The Court adopted a “functional” approach, holding an acceptable content validation study may consist of a suitable job analysis, reasonably competent examiners, a relationship between the test content and the job and a scoring system which can be used to select from those better able to do the job.

In addition, the Court indicated that permissible use of rank ordering requires a demonstration that the point differences used reflect differences in job performance.



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