New Insights in the Development of Situational Judgement Test Approaches for Selection, Development & Assessment

Date:  Sunday 6 September 2020
Time:  1330-1630
Location:  Jura, Crowne Plaza

  • Fiona Patterson, Work Psychology Group, UK
  • Charlotte Flaxman, Work Psychology Group, UK
  • Emma Morley, Work Psychology Group, UK
  • Victoria Roe, Work Psychology Group, UK

Summary of theme and why it is important:  Situational Judgement Tests (SJTs) are a measurement methodology designed to assess non-academic attributes relevant to a target role. SJTs have become a popular methodology in healthcare, in both selection and education contexts. Within selection, there is a wealth of validity evidence for their use, not only within medicine but for other healthcare roles (dentistry, pharmacy etc.), with emerging evidence for SJTs being used as in-training formative or summative assessments to ensure readiness for external placements. Within the literature, there are a number of ongoing debates regarding the use of SJTs, from what an SJT measures, the use of multi-media (i.e. video) in comparison to more traditional text-based scenarios and how they can be incorporated into the curriculum to support development of non-academic attributes (e.g. empathy). Throughout this interactive workshop, we will share the latest insights in relation to these ongoing debates, and seek input from the group to discuss these in the context of their own institutions and courses. This will include considering both the practicality and implications of text versus video-based approaches, use of different types of response formats and the possibility of using an SJT methodology for both formative and summative assessment (as well as for selection).
What participants will gain:  • Understand the latest insights in the research literature in relation to the use of Situational Judgement Tests for selection and assessment. • Understand the possible approaches to using multi-media within Situational Judgement Tests, and debate the benefits/limitations of different approaches. • To discuss the emerging evidence of Situational Judgement Tests being used for formative and summative assessment purposes. • To gain knowledge in best practice Situational Judgement Test item writing principles. • Have the opportunity to develop own Situational Judgement Test items, receiving feedback on approach from facilitators
Who should participate:  This workshop is relevant for all interested in the assessment of non-academic attributes, either for selection or assessment purposes and keen to understand more about the latest research regarding an SJT approach.
Level of workshop:  Intermediate

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