State statutes require open and fair competitive examinations to measure specific job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and other competencies of qualified applicants. Examinations may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: written, performance, oral, panel assessment device, physical, training evaluations, experience evaluations, or performance evaluation ratings. If multiple components are used in an examination process, applicants may be required to pass one component before proceeding to the next component.
The professionals of the Workforce Planning and Development Section develop all personnel system written objective tests and offer testing products to help identify the most qualified applicant for the position. We provide guidance on testing method, factors/competencies evaluation, test item quality, test measurement.
For information regarding testing other than written objective tests, contact the Consulting Services Unit.