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Old March 21st, 2006, 05:35 AM   #10
john paley
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I wrote a test where I used to work that craftsman applicants were required to take. There were electrical symbols, generak questions, (what is an RTD used for?), and questions about the function of a simple control scheme where the hardwired and plc programs were provided.

NOBODY aced this test. The average score of all applicants was about 60%. It was hard. That's the way we wanted it. We told the applicants that they weren't supposed to ace it.

The point is that if everybody does well on an easy set of questions, you have no ruler in which to measure and compare the knowledge of applicants.

Mix the questions so you get an idea of basic knowledge about electricity as well as more advanced knowledge about control. But make it hard.
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