Assessment Centre Method

Assessment Centre Method

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Refers to a procedure for evaluating performance where knowledge, skills and attitudes are the most important outcome of a training programme. Using this method participants are evaluated on each dimension of the job (KSAs) and individual ratings are combined to reduce subjectivity and determine a final rating for each participant. The most important feature of the assessment centre method is that it relates to future and not current job performance. By observing how a participant handles the problems and challenges of the target job or job level (as simulated in the exercises), assessors get a valid picture of how that person would perform in the target position.[1][2]


  1. American Society for Training & Development. Level 2 Evaluation Learning Info-Line, pp 6, 2000.
  2. William, Byham. The Assessment Centre Method and Methodology Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2005.