[IPAC-List] promotional exam strategy

Morris, Ramona (JUS) Ramona.Morris at ontario.ca
Tue Jun 28 14:31:53 EDT 2011


A police service is using a test on their local policy and procedures as
part of the promotional process. Candidates are provided with the pool
of items (say 500)...just the stems without the distractors. The test
consists of a subset of multiple choice items(say 100).

The argument is that they want candidates to know all of the p and p,
and it is up to the candidate to prepare themselves. And, exam security
becomes less of a headache.


1. What is this strategy called?

2. Do you have any advice about its use?

3. What do we know about the strategy (e.g. validity, reliability
efficiency etc.)

Ramona Morris

Ontario Police College

Aylmer, Ontario

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