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Sigma Survey for Police Officers
(SSPO)

 

Overview: Job-specific content helps ensure relevance.

Age Range: Individuals 18 years and older

Reading Level: 9th Grade

Administration: Paper-and-pencil or computer administration

Completion Time: 35 minutes timed (74 multiple-choice items)

Scoring Options: Q™ Local Software or Automated Fax-in Scoring Service

Report Options: Profile Report

Publication Date: 1998

 
 
 

Product Details

Job-specific content helps ensure relevance.

Developed by Douglas N. Jackson, PhD, an international expert in personnel assessment, the SSPO test helps evaluate the candidate's skills in two critical areas. The Incident Report Writing section helps evaluate the candidate's ability to write effective reports by assessing spelling, grammar and vocabulary skills. The Problem Solving section helps measure the candidate's use of appropriate judgment by presenting scenarios requiring a decision by an officer. Containing job-specific items, the tests provides a relevant, reliable tool to help select and place qualified police and security officers.

How to Use This Test

Police chiefs, security administrators, and hiring managers can use these assessments to help:

  • Select candidates with the practical problem-solving ability required to solve on-the-job problems arising in incidents and to act appropriately and with sound judgment
  • Select candidates with the skills to write meaningful, credible incident reports that may become permanent records in investigations and court proceedings

Key Features

  • Test items have been carefully selected for job relevance, increasing the instrument's acceptability to candidates and employers and its ability to withstand legal challenges.
  • Easy-to-read results compare candidates to a large database of police officer candidates.

Norms

The SSPO test was normed on a contemporary sample of 1,413 job candidates applying for the position of police officer.

Scales

The overall score is expressed as a percentile for quick comparison to other officer candidates. The overall score is based on the scores on the following sections:

  • Total Writing Aptitude
    • Spelling
    • Vocabulary (SSPO)
    • Language Usage (SSPO)
    • Correct Sentences (SSSO)
  • Officer Problem Solving

Scoring

Sample Report

View a sample report.

Pricing & Ordering

Order Components

 
Q LocalTM Software-based Scoring and Reporting
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  • Reports (Usages)

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Q Local/SSPO Profile Reports
    51660
    $21.20
     
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 4 $21.20
    5 - 9 $19.00
    10 - 49 $18.40
    50 - 99 $18.00
    100 - 249 $17.45
    250+ $16.90
  • Manuals

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  • SSPO User's Guide
    51664
    $32.30
     
  • Administration Materials

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  • Q Local/SSPO Answer Sheets
    51661
    $23.60
     
    Pkg of 25
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 4 $23.60
    5 - 24 $22.55
    25 - 74 $22.05
    75+ $21.55
 
 
Fax-In Scoring and Reporting
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  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • SSPO Fax-In Answer Sheets
    51662
    $23.60
     
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 4 $23.60
    5 - 9 $22.55
    10 - 49 $22.05
    50 - 99 $21.55
    100 - 249 $17.65
    250+ $17.10
 
 
Other Products
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  • Products

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  • SSPO Test Booklets
    51663
    $6.80
     
     
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 4 $6.80
    5 - 49 $5.70
    50+ $4.60
    Sold individually
  • SSPO DAILY PROFILE
    21660
    $23.70
     
     
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 4 $23.70
    5 - 9 $19.25
    10 - 49 $18.75
    50 - 99 $18.25
    100 - 249 $17.75
    250+ $17.15
 
 
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