How to Convert a Crediting Plan to an Assessment Questionnaire
If you have a current crediting plan, supported by a previous job analysis, you can convert the crediting plan
into an assessment questionnaire.
Converting the Content of a Crediting Plan to an Assessment Questionnaire
Read and make a list
of all the content areas
for the target position.
Note the appropriate
Make a list of the
important job tasks,
etc., described for each
of the KSAs.
important ‘key words’
that distinguish each
task, behavior, etc.,
from the others.
Group relevant tasks,
behaviors, etc., under
each content area you
Evaluate remaining job
tasks, behaviors, etc.,
to determine if
areas should be
for each content area.
Ensure there is a broad
enough set of
questions to cover the
overall position for
each relevant grade.
A two-tiered review is recommended as good practice. A two-tiered review includes an internal review (e.g.,
peers, hiring manager, or other subject matter experts (SME1)) and an external review (e.g., appropriate SMEs
1. Internal Review
The resulting questionnaire is reviewed to ensure the:
qualifications are being properly assessed;
competencies and tasks are job-relevant;
items and rating scales are appropriate; and
questionnaire is user-friendly and contains no grammatical errors or omissions.
2. External Review
The goal of an external review is to have the SMEs:
verify that the content areas are critical and needed at entry;
review the items for accuracy, clarity, importance, editing, rewording, additions, and deletions; and
verify that the items are likely to meaningfully distin