[IPAC-List] When/why did we abandon "blue book" based exams for police officer?

Dennis Doverspike dennisdoverspike at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 10:59:41 EDT 2021

Not familiar with the specific tests, but wouldn't the answer be 5f. F.
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On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 10:08 AM Joel Wiesen <
jwiesen at appliedpersonnelresearch.com> wrote:

> 1.  What court cases or other reasons caused the profession to abandon
> "blue book" based entrance exams for police officer and "red book"
> entrance exams for firefighter??
>       I recall NAACP v Beecher and Castro v Beecher (for FF and PO, both
> in MA). Is there more than that?
> 2. Is there reason to think that Blue Book and Red Book exams have less
> adverse impact than tests of general mental ability?
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