The re-evaluation of a clerical aptitude test

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Evelyn Fowler (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Rowena Wellman

Abstract: The development of aptitude tests, as a means of selecting applicants for employment, has accompanied the growth of business enterprise. The recognition of the fact that the placement of an applicant in a position for which he is poorly equipped usually results in an actual loss of money to the employer has stimulated the growth of interest in pre-employment testing. A test is not considered valid—or capable of the performance claimed for it—until it has been administered to experienced workers and the results found to be closely related with the degree of success already achieved by these workers. This success may be measured by any of various standards, such as production, wages, bonus earnings, job level, or the judgment of the supervisors. When the relationship of test scores and employee-success has been established, then the test may be of value in predicting the probable success of the applicant.

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Language: English
Date: 1944
Clerical ability and aptitude tests

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