Development of a job analysis-based procedure for weighting and combining content-related tests into a single test battery score Academic Article uri icon


  • By definition, content-related approaches to test validation do not rely on criterion data. As a consequence, regression and other statistical procedures for weighting and generating a composite score from a test battery are not applicable when a content-related validation strategy is used. This paper presents a procedure for determining the component weights for a test battery that has been developed on the basis of a content-related validity strategy. The Relative Content Contribution (RCC) weighting procedure is a logical extension of the conceptual basis underlying the rational developmental process used to demonstrate the validity of content-related tests. Results from field implementations of the procedure in the development of two promotional test batteries (fire and police) and an entry-level test battery (police) in two large metropolitan cities are presented to illustrate the procedure.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Arthur, W., Doverspike, D., & Barrett, G. V.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Arthur, W||Doverspike, D||Barrett, GV

publication date

  • January 1996