Corrections Departments

S.H.I.E.L.D.® was designed to help decision makers in the selection of entry-level corrections officers. Each component of this test battery assesses specific skills and abilities needed to be a successful corrections officer. The S.H.I.E.L.D.® test battery has been validated to predict the success of an entry-level corrections officer.

The S.H.I.E.L.D.® Test Battery is comprised of three (3) separate tests; each one designed to focus on the assessment of specific skills and abilities. Morris & McDaniel also offers a video based Structured Oral Presentation Exercise. This exercise assesses important dimensions for effective corrections work.

This comprehensive test battery is available in both a paper and pencil version and a computerized version. The paper and pencil version has administration manuals to walk the administrators through the process. The computerized version is provided to ease the burden of test administration. Test administration and management is uncomplicated and requires only basic computer skills such as facility with a computer mouse. The paper and pencil version is equally valid.


To assess the integrity, work ethic, and service orientation of corrections officer candidates.

To identify those individuals who possess the abilities needed to be successful as a corrections officer. The abilities measured are spatial orientation, problem sensitivity, semantic ordering, flexibility of closure, verbal comprehension, visualization, memorization, and inductive reasoning.

To measure performance dimensions important to effective corrections work, such as judgment, problem identification and analysis, oral communication, and service orientation.

For questions or more information on how our firm can help your organization, please feel free to contact us at (703) 836-3600, or fill out our information request form.

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