Two-Step Testing in Employee Selection: Is Score Inflation a Problem?

9 Pages Posted: 19 May 2008

See all articles by Christopher D. Nye

Christopher D. Nye

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ben-Roy Do

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Fritz Drasgow

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Psychology

Saul Fine

Midot, Ltd

Abstract

Unproctored Internet testing in employee selection has become increasingly popular over the past few years. However, there is a concern that cheating during unproctored administrations may influence the test results in terms of score inflation. The current research attempts to determine the extent of cheating on an unproctored Internet test of perceptual speed by analyzing data from a parallel version of the test administered in a proctored setting. Among a sample of 856 job applicants from nine European countries, there was no evidence that cheating occurred. In fact, evidence of an effect operating in the opposite direction was obtained. These results indicate that the use of unproctored Internet testing is appropriate for this type of test.

Suggested Citation

Nye, Christopher D. and Do, Ben-Roy and Drasgow, Fritz and Fine, Saul, Two-Step Testing in Employee Selection: Is Score Inflation a Problem?. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 112-120, June 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1134117 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2389.2008.00416.x

Christopher D. Nye (Contact Author)

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Ben-Roy Do

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Fritz Drasgow

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Psychology ( email )

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Saul Fine

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