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Friday, December 2, 2016

Become a PMF

Assessment Process

NOTE:  The following describes the overall assessment process for the PMF Class of 2017 application cycle. This content is subject to change prior to the 2018 application cycle.

Selection of Finalists includes validation of eligibility, complete application, on-line assessment score, and completion of an essay. 

On-line Assessment

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Applicants must complete the on-line assessment during the application process.

The on-line assessment is administered in an un-proctored environment and includes three components:  Situational Judgment, Life Experience, and Critical Thinking Skills. Each component is timed.

The on-line assessment is designed to uncover evidence of job-related criteria and factored into the selection of Finalists.

As part of the application certification process, applicants will attest they have worked independently and all statements made are true.

Reasonable Accommodations

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations for the on-line assessment before the closing date of the announcement. Reasonable accommodations for the assessment process are provided to applicants with disabilities when appropriate, as qualified under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The PMF Program Office determines assessment accommodations on a case-by-case basis based on claimed disability and documentation provided. The PMF Program Office contacts the applicant directly, via email, to adjudicate their request.

If you are unsure whether or not you need an accommodation for the on-line assessment, please review sample questions for each assessment component provided in the Assessment Preparation Guide. The Guide also outlines criteria each applicant must meet when requesting a reasonable accommodation. Those applicants requesting a reasonable accommodation will be instructed to NOT proceed with the assessment until contacted by the PMF Program Office. Applicants can proceed with the submission of their application and essay. If an applicant makes a request, he/she will be prompted to briefly describe the accommodation and submit supporting documentation during the application process. 

Assessment Preparation Guide

To prepare for the assessment process, applicants should thoroughly review the Assessment Preparation Guide. The Guide is subject to change and applicants are encouraged to check frequently for any updates. 

NOTE:  The link to the Guide below will only be active and available during the application and assessment cycle and will reflect the current application cycle. The Guide is available as an Adobe (.pdf) file format.

PMF 2017 Assessment Preparation Guide Adobe Acrobat Version [KB]

Now that the overview, application process, and assessment process have been covered, interested applicants should review the next section to view information on the class-year specific application webpage.

UPDATED: 12-02-2016