I/O Psychology

Understanding Cut Scores: They’re Not Just Random Numbers!

Our tests are unique in that often the same assessment is recommended for a variety of different positions. Unfortunately, the versatility of our assessments is sometimes confusing for new users. After all, how can the same test work for a fast food cashier and a CEO?    Read more about Understanding Cut Scores: They’re Not Just Random Numbers!

Proctored vs. Non-Proctored Testing: What to Consider

If you are familiar with assessments, you have probably heard the terms proctored and non-proctored. While it seems like the meaning of these terms should be fairly self-explanatory, there are several factors that go into a proctored or non-proctored test that you should consider when deciding on what is best for you.

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What is Item Response Theory (IRT)?

Validation, implementation, and maintenance are major components of the research and development that goes into creating useful tests. Advances in the field of psychometrics such as Item Response Theory (IRT) allow for more accurate assessment of test takers.

What is IRT?

IRT represents a general framework for understanding the relationship between an individual’s standing on an underlying factor (e.g., a particular skill, ability, or trait) and their responses to assessment items designed to measure that underlying factor. Read more about What is Item Response Theory (IRT)?

Reliability and Validity in Testing - What do They Mean?

It is a common mistake to assume the terms “reliability” and “validity” have the same meaning. While they are related, the two concepts are very different. In an effort to clear up any misunderstandings, I have defined each here for you.

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What is a Cognitive Ability Test?

Have you ever wondered what a cognitive ability test is? This short video with Jen Garrow explains cognitive ability and why it can have such a positive impact for organizations and schools.

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Notes from the 2012 SIOP Conference

The Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) offers a diverse exhibition of the cutting edge technologies, research findings, and real world corporate experiences that are driving advancements in the field of I/O Psychology. Each year the event draws thousands of academics, researchers and practitioners who come together for workshops, panel discussions, presentations, keynotes and networking in a collaborative atmosphere charged with the excitement of learning and discovery. Read more about Notes from the 2012 SIOP Conference