An analysis of the use of an incomplete sentences test for employment selection of cooperative extension agents and educators

F. William Brown, Susan M Fritz

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article


A predictive validity study of an incomplete sentences test provided by the USDA as an aid in employment selection of Cooperative Extension Agent/Educators. Examines eleven years of experience using the instrument as a part of the employment process in a state COEX Service. Incomplete sentences test scores and performance data for the 76 individuals selected as Agents/Educators were examined as were scores for the 38 non-selected applicants. Analysis of the data provides no support for the use of this instrument in predicting either selection or performance. The validity of selection instruments must be carefully examined in the specific context of their use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-19
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Extension
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

Cite this