The use of aptitude tests by public and private organizations has drawn attention from the scientific community as well as the courtroom. While theorists have argued that aptitude tests are not valid, several research studies have indicated otherwise. The current study focused on the B3R Entry-Level Examination for Fire Services, an aptitude test administered by a growing number of municipalities nationwide for selection purposes. To test the predictive ability of the exam, a criterion-related validation approach was initiated. A total of eight subjects were administered the B3R exam which was accompanied with a 21-item job performance evaluation of the employees. A correlation between the two scores resulted in less than significant results.
Gaylord '97, Terrance W., "The Validity of the B3R Entry-Level Examination for Fire Services as a Predictor for Future Job Performance" (1997). Honors Projects. Paper 84.