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Preparation Guide for the Assessment Center Method Second Edition

NCJ Number
243924
Author(s)
Tina Lewis Rowe
Date Published
2013
Length
329 pages
Annotation
This book, A Preparation Guide for the Assessment Center Method, provides the concepts and methods for use by law enforcement officials who wish to use this method to increase assessment scores and improve job effectiveness of officers after promotion.
Abstract
This book provides the concepts and methods for use by law enforcement officials who wish to use the assessment center method to increase assessment scores and improve job effectiveness of officers after promotion. An assessment center is defined as a "process employing multiple techniques and multiple assessors to produce judgments regarding the extent to which a participant displays selected competencies." This definition contains seven key components which are explained in the different chapters in this book. The primary purpose of the book is to guide the reader through the process of the assessment center. The book is intended to be used as a learning tool to advance ones career through improved assessment scores leading to more effective job performance. The book provides information on KSAs - knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes, and traits required for competency and effectiveness in a task or job; how the centers can be used to improve test results; steps for developing an assessment center; how to apply the lessons learned in an assessment center to everyday life; understanding the scoring and ratings from an assessment center; how to study for an assessment center; and how to obtain high scores and how KSAs are used in an assessment center. This second edition of the book also contains updated chapters that cover Video in Your Assessment Center, Putting the Process All Together, Command-Level and Executive Assessment Centers, and A Close-up Look at Role-Play. Appendix, bibliography, and index