I/O Solutions has many off-the-shelf (OTS) entrance-level exams. Each OTS entrance exam is specifically tailored for a target job or job family. We have gathered job information and conducted extensive job analyzes on a national scale, utilizing hundreds and even thousands of incumbents in some instances to identify key skills and abilities necessary for requisite job demands. Apart from each exam targeting specific jobs or job families, various exam models exist. Some exams utilize a compensatory model to maximize validity while mitigating adverse impact; other exams are cognitive-only instruments; others measure a singular ability subset; some utilize technological interfaces to enhance job fidelity. Each exam is outlined in this website to allow you to choose the exam that is right for your agency.
Unlike other types of exams, entrance-level exams have to be specifically tailored to measure skills and abilities necessary to perform required job tasks on the "first day" of a job. I/O Solutions has specialized techniques, and we use a raw ability taxonomy <Read More> to ensure that such measurement is occurring. Additionally, the difficulty level and cut scores of these exams need to be set so that they mark an appropriate level for entry-level ability. Using our decades of experience in the industry as well as experts in the field, we are able to identify these appropriate levels.
I/O Solutions' two most widely used exams are the NFSI™ and the NCJOSI™. These national entry-level exams for fire and police (respectively) have been reviewed and selected by outside audit firms time and time again as having the best measures and most robust evidence of validity and reliability <Read More>. If you are interested in learning more about these two exams, please go to the exam's pages; technical information can be requested from our R&D department using the R&D request form.
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