We provide a variety of free publications to assist you with various parts of your testing process.

Considerations in Addressing Adverse Impact

This handout was designed to provide IPMA-HR test users with information to consider when addressing adverse impact, along with how to calculate and how to reduce it.

With a few exceptions, the information contained in this handout is largely based on two books, Adverse Impact and Test Validation by Dan Biddle (2006) and Employment Discrimination Litigation edited by Frank J. Landy (2005).

The information contained in this handout should not be construed as legal advice or opinion. It is the responsibility of the agency to make decisions regarding selection procedures. IPMA-HR strongly recommends that the agency consult with its legal staff regarding selection procedures. Only the jurisdiction is aware of local regulations and legal precedents that should dictate the agency’s actions.

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Considerations in Setting Cut Scores

Updated for 2019!

This is an essential resource for HR professionals and test administrators who need assistance with the implementation of selection measures.

Topics include:

  • Principles for validation and selection
  • Determining legal defensibility of selection procedures
  • Setting cut scores and performance bands
  • And a lot more!

This publication is also included with the Passpoint Guide.

Previously known as Considerations in Implementing Selection Procedures

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Considerations in Test Accommodations

This publication is a resource for HR professionals who need assistance in making test accommodations for applicants with disabilities. It represents a composite of valuable information from professional and legal guidelines related to personnel selection. These include:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures
  • Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing
  • Uniform Guidelines on Employment Selection Procedures

Considerations In Test Accommodations also includes a list of resources that can be used for further research.