CAPP, one of the most comprehensive assessment systems available,
measures a person's most important traits and capacities. Over 30
individual instruments produce a complete profile of personal and
CAPP is designed in a modular fashion, which enables human
resource professionals to configure tailor-made packages of instruments
according to specific assessment needs. CAPP
evolves; new instruments are designed and added from time to time.
tests already used by the client can be integrated into the computerized
CAPP administration. Depending on the number of tests chosen, the
testing session will last between 50 and 150 minutes.
CAPP is the one of the few assessment systems based on the
renowned "multi-trait, multi-method" approach. The great majority
of the different traits and performance skills assessed by CAPP are
measured by two or more different instruments - thereby increasing
reliability and accuracy. As shown in the illustration below, each
trait or ability in the list is measured by several techniques and
the interpretation is limited to results that are stable across several
CAPP measures concrete skills and capacities as well as behavioral
dispositions and allows comparing these objective results to subjective
self-evaluation. Projective tests are available to tap unconscious
aspects of the candidate's motivation and emotionality. CAPP tests
have been carefully designed and pretested to control for candidates'
tendencies to respond with what they perceive to be the "right" answer.
Fuzzy Set Trait Description
likes to answer hundreds of yes-no or true-false questions. Yet, this
is what most tests consist of. This is in large part due to a classic
psychometric criterion, which requires a high degree of overlap among
items making up a scale. However, even the pioneers in testing have
warned that this leads to undue narrowing of trait representation.
Acknowledging the fact that not all individuals exhibit all characteristics
in the conceptual definition of a particular trait or ability, the
construction of many CAPP instruments is based on a novel "fuzzy
set" principle. Here traits and abilities are represented by
extensive descriptions of typical behavior patterns. Respondents are
asked to indicate to what degree they tend to engage in many but not
necessarily all of these behaviors. This format is highly appreciated
by the candidates and yields very reliable and valid data.
CAPP is one of the few assessment packages specifically designed to
operate on a multimedia computer platform. In consequence, the administration
of the package is standardized, rapid, and economical. Contrary to
many "computerized tests" which basically consist of questionnaires
displayed on the computer screen, CAPP uses advanced computer technology
to present the candidate with more than 30 different tasks measuring
a wide range of human functioning. High resolution color graphics,
photographic images, voice output, and sophisticated object movement
techniques are employed in the context of a large variety of advanced
assessment formats, including many innovative approaches to psychological
measurement. Some of the performance tasks in the Advanced Package
require voice input via dictation.
Intuitive and Enjoyable Learning Experience
The computer-based format not only maximizes the validity of
the assessment, but also provides a highly engaging self-discovery
task for the candidate. Direct
exposure to one's performance on objective tasks provides intuitive
learning experiences. Due
to the intrinsic interest of the tests and the advanced multimedia
technology - using sound, photos, and animation - candidates find
the assessment procedure highly rewarding. While the testing session
requires high concentration and is quite challenging, candidates greatly
enjoy the experience.