Unproctored Internet testing in employment settings

Nancy T. Tippins, James Beaty, Fritz Drasgow, Wade M. Gibson, Kenneth Pearlman, Daniel O. Segall, William Shepherd

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As the Internet has become more accessible to individuals and organizations, the use of computerized testing has become more feasible. Computerized testing has brought with it a demand for unproctored testing that allows test takers to take employment tests at times and places convenient to them. However despite the advantages of costs and convenience, unproctored Internet testing (UIT) introduces a number of issues, many of which have not yet been resolved. These problems range from hardware and software issues to concerns about the security of the test content, the identity of candidates, and cheating. This article explores the pros and cons of unproctored, Internet testing. Six panelists share their opinions and experiences regarding issues around UIT and offer suggestions for appropriate use and future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-225
Number of pages37
JournalPersonnel Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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