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Test validity in justice and safety training contexts : a study of criterion-referenced assessment in a police academy

Author: Kevin I Minor; James B Wells
Publisher: Springfield : Charles C Thomas Publisher, LTD, ©2005.
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The intention of this book is to provide training officials - working in law enforcement, courts, adult corrections, juvenile justice, child and family welfare, fire safety, emergency medical care, and related agencies - with valid mechanisms for assessing the degree to which trainees actually acquire the knowledge and skills required to effectively perform duties that can be complex and challenging, in order to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Minor, Kevin I.
Test Validity in Justice and Safety Training Contexts : A Study Of Criterion-referenced Assessment in a Police Academy.
Springfield : Charles C Thomas Publisher, LTD, ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin I Minor; James B Wells
ISBN: 9780398080082 0398080089
OCLC Number: 689996340
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (195 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: TEST VALIDITY IN JUSTICE AND SAFETY TRAINING CONTEXTS; CONTENTS; Chapter I INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW; Chapter II A SURVEY OF POLICE ACADEMY TESTING PRACTICES; Chapter III CONSIDERATIONS IN TEST CONSTRUCTION AND VALIDATION; Chapter IV PHASE I OF VALIDATION: PREPARATION AND PRETESTING; Chapter V PHASE II OF VALIDATION: FACE, CONTENT, AND CONSTRUCT VALIDITIES; Chapter VI RELIABILITY, TEST BIAS, AND ITEM ANALYSES; Chapter VII PHASE III OF VALIDATION: CRITERION-RELATED VALIDITY; Chapter VIII CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS; APPENDICES; INDEX.
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The intention of this book is to provide training officials - working in law enforcement, courts, adult corrections, juvenile justice, child and family welfare, fire safety, emergency medical care, and related agencies - with valid mechanisms for assessing the degree to which trainees actually acquire the knowledge and skills required to effectively perform duties that can be complex and challenging, in order to determine which trainees will and will not be formally credentialed to perform work. This book addresses the current void in the literature on the topic and to encourage increased atte.

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