Delaware Chapter, ASA
Dinner Meeting: October 2007
|| Our meetings are located at the Blue and Gold Club Tavern
on the University of Delaware campus.
Robert Pred, Ph.D|
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Department of Statistics
The FOX School of Business
Statistical Considerations in Employee Testing: Validation
Principles and Test Fairness
Since the mid 1960s, the federal government has set in place
guidelines designed to prevent unfair discrimination in the hiring,
promotion, and treatment of employees. The Civil Rights Act of
1964, the Title VII amendment of 1972, and Equal Employment
Opportunity legislation of 1973, and the 1976 publication of the
"Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures," to name a
few, have all made unfair discrimination illegal in educational and
workplace settings. Despite these guidelines, and the presidential
executive orders which followed, unfair discriminatory practices
are still prevalent as evidenced by ongoing litigation against
major corporations. Two psychometric characteristics selection
tests must be shown to possess are reliability and validity, which
form the basis for a test's legal defensibility. Other measures
used to evaluate the fairness of testing include the determination
of adverse impact and utility. Concepts of utility and fairness can
be examined by assessing rates of true and false positives, and the
true and false negatives. Several models of test bias will be
illustrated using regression models.
||Thursday, October 18, 2007|
||Social hour -- 6:00 pm|
Dinner -- 6:30 pm
Speaker -- 7:15 pm
||Blue and Gold Club Tavern|
University of Delaware
|| Buffet or order from menu -- depending on attendance
|| $25 for members, $15 for students|
Or pay for your meal from the menu + $5.00.
|Bruce Stanley by Wednesday,
October 17, 2007.|
Please note: Be sure to RSVP by this date.
2006 was a very successful year --
2006 Program Review.
and the program of meetings for Spring 2007 promises to continue
that success --
Spring 2007 Meetings.
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