Brittany F. Crawford, Matthew C. Reeder, Matthew T. Allen
Human Resources Research Organization
National Center for O*NET Development
This paper describes the effort to modernize and streamline the level scales associated with the O*NET Program’s Knowledge and Generalized Work Activities domains. This effort focused on the anchors: element-specific examples illustrating points along the numeric scale range. The level scale anchors are included within the questionnaires used by job incumbents and occupational experts to populate and/or update data for the O*NET Knowledge and Generalized Work Activities domains. The level anchors are also incorporated within generic questionnaires available for use within organization-specific job analysis projects and research. Application developers can also access the level anchors via the O*NET Database and O*NET Web Services.
The effort to update the scales included:
This resulted in a review of 222 level scale anchors across the two domains and updates to 60. The newly developed level scale anchors provide modernized and simplified alternatives to the original anchors.