Indigo uses a validated, multi-factor assessment to measure four sciences: behaviors, motivators, social emotional attributes, and 21st century skills.


Dr. Ron Bonnstetter and Bill Bonnstetter talk about the reliability of the Assessment.

  • The Indigo Assessment is based on Target Training International, the most comprehensive assessment tool on the market, currently used extensively in the corporate world (90 countries and 40 languages). 

  • The Indigo Assessment is EEOC and OFCCP compliant. There are no adverse impacts for socio-economic class, race, gender, or disability. 

  • For more information on the assessment’s validity and efficacy, reference TTI’s Technical Report or visit our Indigo’s Research Library.

Indigo Shows There is No Average Student

Todd Rose discusses the importance of individuality.

Written by Indigo’s CEO Sheri A. Smith, M.A., and based off of the work of Todd Rose, “Indigo Shows There is No Average Student: A Study of Student Individuality and Implications for the classroom,” explores the idea of “average” and how it relates to our current education model. In 2016 Todd Rose published The End of Average, a groundbreaking book studying the science of individuality and how overlooking a person’s singularity in favor of the “average,” causes more harm than good.

Take the two men below. Based on the science of averages, both men have “average” body sizes. However, the two men are clearly different shapes and sizes, meaning a “one-size-fits-all” approach would not benefit either of them.

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Using this framework, Sheri Smith explores the “one-size-fits-all” approach as it relates to education. Currently, our schools favor giving the same lessons and same assignments to all students, regardless of what would actually help them grow as an individual. To learn more about the science of individuality, and education implications, read “Indigo Shows There is No Average Student,” and Todd Rose’s The End of Average.

Our technology partner, Target Training International (TTI) has been researching and validating assessment technologies for over 30 years. For further information on Target Training International and research related to the reliability and validity of the DISC and motivator aspects of the Indigo Assessment, please visit Indigo’s Research Library.

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