WHAT THE INDIGO ASSESSMENT MEASURES

21st Century Skills (your strengths) 

Through use of a Likert-Scale questionnaire, the Indigo Assessment measures 23 non-academic competencies relevant to student success. This list includes key personal and inter-personal skills such as Goal Orientation, Conflict Management, Leadership, and Resiliency (or the ability to “bounce back” from adverse circumstances).

Non-Academic Competencies Measured: Analytical Problem Solving, Conflict Management, Continuous Learning, Creativity, Customer Service, Employee Development, Decision Making, Diplomacy, Empathy, Flexibility, Futuristic Thinking, Goal Orientation, Interpersonal Skills, Leadership, Management, Negotiation, Personal Effectiveness, Persuasion, Planning and Organization, Presenting, Teamwork, Written Communication.

Motivators (what you are passionate about)

The Indigo Assessment measures motivators as described in the work of Drs. Eduard Spranger and Gordon Allport in their study of human value, motivation, and drive. Motivators describe why people do things: the internal desires that drive behavior. For example, the Aesthetic motivator indicates a desire for harmony and beauty, whereas the Theoretical motivator describes those who learn for the sake of knowledge. Other motivators include Utilitarian (those motivated by tangible results and productivity), Social (desire to help others), Individualistic (power, leadership, self-advancement), and Traditional (motivated by beliefs or value systems).

Motivators Measured: Aesthetic, Individualistic/Political, Theoretical, Social, Traditional/Regulatory, Utilitarian/Economic.

Behavior Styles (your personality and communication style) 

The Indigo Assessment measures Behaviors according to the DISC system, a tool that divides behavior into four basic styles: Dominance, Influencing, Steadiness, and Compliance. Students’ DISC scores indicate their natural responses to everyday circumstances; for example, someone with a high D score (“Dominance”) tends to be direct, forceful, and bold, whereas a high S score (“Steadiness”) indicates a calm, patient temperament. Students receive DISC scores based on the degree to which they display the following behavioral traits.

Specific Behaviors Measured: Analysis of Data, Competitiveness, Consistency, Relations, Frequent Change, Frequent Interaction with Others, Following Policy, Follow-up and Follow Through, Organized Workplace/School, People Oriented, Urgency, Versatility.

Social-Emotional Health

Acumen data indicates how students view themselves and the world around them. The Indigo Assessment employs the Hartman Value Profile (HVP) to measure how students are currently feeling about their external and internal worlds—the people around them, the systems in which they participate, and their own individual roles. Dr. Robert S. Hartman (1910-1973), creator of the HVP, was nominated for the Nobel Prize “for his promotion of human self-understanding” (Judgment Index, “Tribute to Robert S. Hartman”). His Profile allows educators to spot students at risk for depression, anxiety, and suicide by measuring areas such as Emotional Control, Attitude Toward Others, Handling Rejection, and Sense of Belonging.

Acumen Measured: Accountability for Others, Attitude Toward Others, Emotional Control, Empathetic Outlook, Evaluating Others, Following Directions, Handling Rejection, Handling Stress, Integrative Ability, Intuitive Decision Making, Personal Accountability, Personal Drive, Personal Relationships, Realistic Expectations, Relating to Others, Respect for Policies, Self Assessment, Self Confidence, Internal Self Control, Self Direction, Sense of Self, Self Management, Sense of Belonging, Sensitivity to Others, Systems Judgment, Using Common Sense, Accountability for Others, Practical Thinking, Flexibility, Influencing Others, Personal Accountability, Resiliency.