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CAPP Results

CAPP offers the following advantages in analyzing and reporting of the results:

  • Immediate and error-free analysis due to computer scoring
  • Extensively documented and commented report, including detailed explanations for the candidate
  • Internal standardization of the data to control for response tendencies, allowing for direct comparison between instruments and candidates
  • Innovative, personalized graphs for intuitive understanding of central results
  • Comparison of candidate values with several reference groups 

Computer analysis and scoring

Since CAPP is administered on a computer, the data are immediately analyzed after the end of a session (except for some of the tests in the Advanced Package, which require scoring by a psychologist). Thus, in standard assessments the report can be printed immediately after the end of the testing period. Since no data entry or handling is required, an important source of error is eliminated. Complete computer control of all aspects of testing allows CAPP to measure important additional information such as the speed with which the candidate answers or makes decisions and the number of times he or she changes opinion. These data can be used in the interpretation of the results.

Detailed report

CAPP produces for each candidate an extensive (25 pages reporting over 150 variables) but easy-to-understand report with detailed explanations and innovative, personalized color charts. CAPP highlights the individuality of each candidate by employing modern "relational analysis" techniques, rapidly identifying strengths and weaknesses. In addition to the automatic report, a copy of which is given to the candidate, CAPP computes and prints synthetic data tables reserved for trained assessors. On this basis, assessors can produce integrative summaries and recommendations for personnel decisions (for the company) and for personal development options and career choices (for candidates).

Internal standardization of the responses

A particularly advanced and innovative procedure in CAPP analysis consists of "relational analysis". Here, the candidate's scores are internally standardized, that is the response scores for individual traits or abilities are related to the mean and the variability of all scores in the respective instrument. This eliminates the serious problem of response bias. In addition, this standardization allows direct comparison between the scores of different candidates on the same test as well as the scores of the same candidate on different tests.

Innovative, personalized graphs

Graphics example Among the unique features in the reporting of the results for each instrument are CAPP's proprietary "personalized profile graphs". In these graphs, traits and abilities are rank ordered according to the degree to which their presence or absence characterizes each candidate. On this basis, both candidates and evaluators immediately and intuitively grasp the special characterstics of the profile and can rapidly identify areas of development. The patterns in the graphs are directly comparable across candidates because of the internal standardization described above.

 

Comparison with reference groups

CAPP scores are compared to specific reference groups as established through CAPP administration to real candidates. Based on the results for more than 1'500 persons, six such specific reference groups are currently available; concretely both male and female reference groups for each of the following categories:

  • Upper-level managers
  • Middle-level managers
  • Administrative and technical personnel

Client-specific reference groups (e.g., for specific sectors of the economy or for large companies) can be created upon request.