The predictive power of a streamlined group assessment (GA) procedure (derived from assessment center methodology) for evaluating candidates for a teacher education program was investigated. Results were compared with principals' evaluations of on-the-job teaching success and with college faculty evaluations. The study population included 231 graduates of a teacher's college, who had been assessed by the procedure at time of admission. Ss were reevaluated by college faculty 3 years later at graduation and again by principals 2-5 years after graduation. Of the original Ss, 122 were traced after graduation; 78 were employed. Results indicate that the GA procedure was significantly predictive of success on the job, as well as in the training program. The study demonstrates the meaningful, long-term predictive validity of the GA procedure.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Psychology|
|State||Published - Jun 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology